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Sinead O’Connor paid tribute to her ‘beautiful’ 17-year-old son today as she wore pink to his Hindu funeral after he took his own life.

Shane was laid to rest following a ceremony attended by 50 mourners, including his father Donal Lunny, at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin.

Sinead, who wore bright colours in line with her son’s wishes, took to Twitter shortly afterwards to say he would ‘have loved it’.

The Irish singer, 55, wrote: ‘We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney. Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it.’

Referring to a mantra meaning ‘om, peace, peace, peace’ that appears in Buddhist prayers and writings, she continued: ‘He was always chanting “Om. Shanti”.  

‘I put a few packs of fags in the coffin for him in case there’s none in heaven. He’ll have loved that too. Om. Shanti.’

The heartbroken mother also posted a link to a mantra that she had been playing for her son ‘all week’.

Sinead confirmed last Saturday that Shane, who she described as ‘the light of her life’, had taken his own life after escaping hospital while on suicide watch.  

The ceremony came ahead of a memorial service for the teenager which will take place in Bray, Co Wicklow, tomorrow evening.

Sinead (pictured near Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium), who wore bright colours in line with her son's wishes, took to Twitter shortly afterwards to say he would 'have loved it'

Sinead (pictured near Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium), who wore bright colours in line with her son's wishes, took to Twitter shortly afterwards to say he would 'have loved it'

Sinead (pictured near Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium), who wore bright colours in line with her son’s wishes, took to Twitter shortly afterwards to say he would ‘have loved it’

Shane was laid to rest following a ceremony attended by 50 mourners, including his father Donal Lunny, at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin. Pictured: Sinead greeting mourners at the ceremony today

Shane was laid to rest following a ceremony attended by 50 mourners, including his father Donal Lunny, at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin. Pictured: Sinead greeting mourners at the ceremony today

Shane was laid to rest following a ceremony attended by 50 mourners, including his father Donal Lunny, at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin. Pictured: Sinead greeting mourners at the ceremony today

Sinead confirmed last Saturday that Shane (both pictured), who she described as 'the light of her life', had taken his own life after escaping hospital while on suicide watch

Sinead confirmed last Saturday that Shane (both pictured), who she described as 'the light of her life', had taken his own life after escaping hospital while on suicide watch

Sinead confirmed last Saturday that Shane (both pictured), who she described as ‘the light of her life’, had taken his own life after escaping hospital while on suicide watch

Sinead, who changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt in 2018, wrote last week: ‘My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God. 

‘May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace:’

Shane was one of O’Connor’s four children, along with Jake Reynolds, Roisin Waters and Yeshua Francis Neil Bonadio.

She later tweeted a Bob Marley song which she dedicated to Shane, heartbreakingly describing her son as her ‘blue-eye baby’ and the ‘light of my life’.

She penned: ‘This is for my Shaney. The light of my life. The lamp of my soul. My blue-eye baby.

‘You will always be my light. We will always be together. No boundary can separate us.’

Shane went missing last week and was last seen in Tallaght, South Dublin, on Friday, with Gardai launching an appeal to find the teenager.

O’Connor threatened Tallaght Hospital with a lawsuit if ‘anything happens to my son’, alleging that her son went missing from the hospital while on suicide watch.

Sinead seen greeting mourners at the ceremony at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin today

Sinead seen greeting mourners at the ceremony at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin today

Sinead seen greeting mourners at the ceremony at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin today

Shortly after the ceremony, the heartbroken mother posted a link to a mantra that she had been playing for her son 'all week'

Shortly after the ceremony, the heartbroken mother posted a link to a mantra that she had been playing for her son 'all week'

Shortly after the ceremony, the heartbroken mother posted a link to a mantra that she had been playing for her son ‘all week’

The ceremony came ahead of a memorial service for the teenager which will take place in Bray, Co Wicklow, tomorrow evening

The ceremony came ahead of a memorial service for the teenager which will take place in Bray, Co Wicklow, tomorrow evening

The ceremony came ahead of a memorial service for the teenager which will take place in Bray, Co Wicklow, tomorrow evening

Gardai renewed their appeal for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Shane on Friday.

They said at the time: ‘Shane was last seen this [Friday] morning in the Tallaght, Dublin 24 area. Shane is described as being 5′ 6’ in height with short brown hair and blue eyes.

‘When last seen, he was wearing a black hoodie with a large print design in the centre, dark tracksuit pants, a wine coloured t-shirt and white runners. Gardaí are concerned for Shane’s welfare.’

The police force confirmed on Saturday the search for Shane had been ‘stood down’ after a body was found.

The Irish singer, 55, wrote: 'We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney. Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it'

The Irish singer, 55, wrote: 'We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney. Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it'

The Irish singer, 55, wrote: ‘We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney. Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it’

Mourners are pictured gathering for the ceremony at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin

Mourners are pictured gathering for the ceremony at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin

Mourners are pictured gathering for the ceremony at Newlands Cross Cemetery and Crematorium in West Dublin

The police force confirmed on Saturday the search for Shane had been 'stood down' after a body was found

The police force confirmed on Saturday the search for Shane had been 'stood down' after a body was found

The police force confirmed on Saturday the search for Shane had been ‘stood down’ after a body was found

A spokesman said: ‘Following the recovery of a body in the Bray area of Wicklow on Friday, January 7, 2022, a Missing Person Appeal in respect of Shane O’Connor, 17 years, has been stood down.’

Representatives of O’Connor said: ‘Regrettably, we can confirm the passing of Shane O’Connor.

‘We politely ask for respect and appreciation for Sinead, Shane’s father and Shane’s family at this most difficult time.’

Anyone seeking help can call Samaritans free on 116 123 or visit Samaritans.org  

Source: Daily Mail UK

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