Sinead O'Connor's estate has banned Trump from using her music

The heirs of Irish singer Sinead O'Connor have called on Donald Trump to stop using one of her songs at campaign events, the latest in a series of similar demands from artists who have decided they do not want to be associated with the former US president.

In a joint statement released with her record label Chrysalis Records, O'Connor's estate said the Dublin-born singer would be "disgusted, hurt and offended" by Trump's use of her version of Prince's song "Nothing Compares 2 U ".

"Throughout her life, it is well known that Sinead O'Connor lived by a fierce moral code defined by honesty, kindness, justice, and decency towards her fellow man," the statement said.

"That's why we're outraged to learn that Donald Trump has used her iconic performance of Nothing Compares 2 U at his political rallies," it said.

"It would not be an exaggeration to say that Sinead would have been disgusted, hurt, and offended to have her work represented in this way by a man she calls a 'biblical devil,'" the statement added. As guardians of her legacy we demand that Donald Trump and his associates immediately stop using her music," it concludes.

CNN has reached out to Trump representatives for comment.

In July last year, O'Connor, 56, was found in her London home in a helpless condition and pronounced dead at the scene. Her death was not considered suspicious and in January the coroner in London ruled she died of natural causes.

The singer was known for her clean and clear voice, combined with exceptional songwriting abilities, in which she expressed her views on politics, spirituality, history, and philosophy. Her first album, The Lion and the Cobra, was released to critical acclaim in 1987, but it was O'Connor's follow-up in 1990, I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, that celebrated as a famous performer./BGNES