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Sinéad O'Connor warned fans she was being harassed by a 'violent' stalker two weeks before death

Sinéad O'Connor warned fans she was being harassed by a 'violent' stalker two weeks before death

The late Irish singer warned people to not interact with accounts impersonating her online

Sinéad O'Connor warned fans she was being targeted by a stalker in the days leading up to her death, it has emerged.

The singer had warned her fans to not engage with fake social media accounts which were posing as her not long before she passed away at the age of just 56.

In a post on her personal Twitter account, she urged anyone who wished to engage online to check her management before attempting to interact with an account pretending to be her.

She wrote: “There is one stalker. Female. Violent: again, NEVER engage with anyone claiming they know me without asking my management.”

Sinéad O'Connor warned fans of a stalker in the days before her sudden death.
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It's not the first time that the singer had to deal with people posing as her on the internet, and other occasions have even included some rather chilling encounters.

In one post, she even claimed that someone 'extremely disturbed' had been posing as her online.

She wrote: “Also a warning, previously an extremely disturbed male sexual predator pretended to be me on Twitter.

“Please never engage with anyone claiming to be any celeb, without confirming they are who they say. This can be achieved by contact with their management.”

Sinéad O'Connor passed away aged 56.
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A friend of O'Connor also revealed to The Sun that she had been concerned about stalkers.

They said: “Sinéad felt very uncomfortable. She had started a new life in ­London but this person was making her feel on edge.

“Sinéad confided in people and said she’d had gifts she believed to be from this person. It was upsetting.”

The news of O'Connor's passing broke on Wednesday when her family released a statement confirming she had died.

The statement read: "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."

Sinéad O'Connor had expressed concerns about people stalking her online.
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Her final social media post had been a haunting post about her 17-year-old son Shane, who went missing in 2022 and was tragically confirmed by the Garda to have passed away following a search.

The singer said in the post: "Been living as undead night creature since. He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul. We were one soul in two halves.

“He was the only person who ever loved me unconditionally. I am lost in the bardo without him.”

O'Connor is survived by three children.

Featured Image Credit: David Corio/Redferns / Joseph Okpako/Redferns via Getty Images

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