Bob Geldof was in contact with the late Sinéad O’Connor shortly earlier than her loss of life — and he stated she was experiencing a variety of feelings in her remaining days.
“She was a very good friend of mine,” Geldof, 71, instructed the viewers on the Cavan Calling Competition in Cavan, Eire, on Saturday, July 29, per the Irish Unbiased. “We were talking right up to a couple of weeks ago.”
Geldof, a singer-songwriter who cofounded Stay Assist, stated that he and O’Connor had not too long ago been speaking through textual content messages. “Some of the texts were laden with desperation and despair and sorrow and some were ecstatically happy,” he recalled. “She was like that.”
O’Connor died final week at age 56. Her household confirmed the information on Wednesday, July 26. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Sinéad,” they stated in an announcement to RTE. “Her family and friends are devastated and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
A reason for loss of life was not instantly confirmed, however British authorities stated that they don’t suspect foul play. London’s Metropolitan Police stated officers responded to “reports of an unresponsive woman at a residential address” within the metropolis, including that O’Connor was “pronounced dead at the scene.”
The police notified O’Connor’s household after she was discovered. “The death is not being treated as suspicious,” the assertion continued. An post-mortem can be carried out to find out the reason for O’Connor’s loss of life.
Earlier than his public tribute to O’Connor, Geldof stated that he’d identified her since she was very younger. Based on Geldof, O’Connor was an enormous fan of his band, the Boomtown Rats.
“Sinéad lived down the road from me and Garry [Roberts], the guitar player in the band who died about six or seven months ago. We are quite literally down the road,” Geldof instructed Irish Net TV. “So, we’ve known that girl most of her life, really. She was a big Rats fan.”
Geldof defined that the band wished to dedicate their Cavan Calling efficiency to O’Connor as a result of it felt like “the only thing” they may do to honor her reminiscence. “We were friends all the way through,” he continued. “She was signed to the same little record label we were signed to, by the same guy, had the same manager and stuff like that, so there’s a big connection there.”