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Russell Crowe’s transferring tribute to Sinead


Actor Russell Crowe has penned a transferring tribute to Sinead O’Connor, revealing that he met the singer by probability on the streets of Eire final yr.

Beloved singer-songwriter O’Connor has died on the age of 56, simply 18 months after her 17-year-old son tragically misplaced his life.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad. Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time,” her family and friends stated in an announcement immediately.

As tributes flowed from followers and others within the trade, among the many most touching is one from Crowe, who recounted on Twitter a narrative of assembly O’Connor within the seaside Dublin suburb of Dalkey in 2022.

Right here’s what Crowe wrote:

Final yr, working in Eire, having a pint within the chilly outdoors a Dalkey pub with some new associates, a lady with goal strode previous us. Puffy parker zipped to the nape and her bowed head coated in a shawl.

Considered one of my new associates muttered an exclamation, jumped up and pursued the girl. Thirty metres down the street the buddy and the girl embraced and he waved me over. There beneath streetlights with mist on my breath, I met Sinéad. She regarded in my eyes, and uttered with disarming softness “oh, it’s you Russell”.

She got here with us again to the desk and sat within the chilly and ordered a sizzling tea. In a dialog with out fences we roamed by way of the latest Dublin heatwave, native politics, American politics, the continued struggle for indigenous recognition in lots of locations, however notably in Australia, her heat reminiscence of New Zealand, religion, music, films and her brother the author. I had the chance to inform her she was a hero of mine.

When her second cup was taking over the evening air, she rose, embraced us all and strode away into the fog-dimmed streetlights.

We sat there the 4 of us and variously expressed the identical factor. What a tremendous lady.

Peace be along with your brave coronary heart Sinéad.

Followers thanked the Gladiator star for sharing the story so eloquently.

“That was Sinead. A force of nature. Those of us who had the chance to be in her company occasionally were blessed,” creator Shane Dunphy wrote in response.

“You were meant to be a writer. I hope you don’t abandon it,” wrote one follower.

“Wonderful tribute to a wonderful person,” stated one other.

O’Connor’s dying comes after her son Shane, 17, died by suicide in January 2022 after escaping hospital whereas on suicide watch. He had been hospitalised following two earlier makes an attempt. Shane was certainly one of Sinead’s 4 youngsters, the three different being Jake Reynolds, Roisin Waters, and Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio.


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