RIP Sinéad.

A person, Sinéad O'Connor, on a stage with a boom microphone, holding a guitar. SHe is wearing a red outfit, and the background is dark.

Sinéad was a hero who sacrificed her career to expose the abuses going on, and denied, in the establishment church. It wasn’t until decades later that these wrong-doings were taken seriously. I rarely get bent out of shape when a famous person I don’t know dies, but this one hurts. Rest in peace, Sinéad, you’re one of my biggest heroes.

Photo by Grzegorz Sulima (CC BY-SA 3.0) at Malta Festival 2007, Poland, Poznań.