Following the announcement of the musician’s death earlier this week, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 64, took to the comments section of Page Six’s Instagram page, where she shared Kathleen’s love of Sinéad’s songs and was ultimately forced to defend her.
“The last [three] days of my [mother’s] life Sinead [O’Connor’s] music was all she listened to,” Kathy had written, along with a heart emoji and broken heart emoji, as reported by Page Six.
And while Kathy was simply honoring the singer’s legacy as she looked back on Kathleen’s final moments, she was quickly met with criticism from another Instagram user, who pointed out that Sinéad allegedly “walked with the devil” before her death.
“Why would you play music of some whack job who walked with the devil on earth for your dying mom [who] would I’m sure prefer to go to heaven?? Seems odd,” the person wrote.
But according to Kathy, her mother, who died of breast cancer at the age of 63 in 2002, had “no knowledge” of Sinéad’s beliefs or potential allegiance to evil. She simply enjoyed hearing the music she released.
“She liked the music leave my dead [mother] alone,” Kathy demanded, along with a crying emoji.
As RHOBH fans will recall, Kathleen served as the inspiration behind Kyle Richards‘ short-lived Paramount series, American Woman, which led to turmoil between her sisters, Kathy and Kim Richards, before it was canceled after just one season.
“I’m doing Paris in Love,” she confirmed to E! News in June. “But I know [RHOBH] is going to be great. It’s always interesting and fun and lots of drama.”