The Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dies at 46

Updated On 15 Jan, 2018 Published On

The music world is heartbroken following the sudden and untimely demise of Dolores O’Riordan. The Lead singer of the Irish rock group Cranberries passed away at 46 on Monday in London. The cause of her death has not been announced yet.

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Her publicist Lindsey Holmes revealed in a statement that O'Riordan died during her recording session. The statement read:

Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.

Her body was found at the Park Lane hotel as confirmed by the Metropolitan Police. 

Her Cranberries bandmates- Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler, and Mike Hogan, expressed their grief and paid tribute to the singer through a tweet that wrote:

We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.

Cranberries went on to gain international fame in 1993 after their formation in 1989. Their debut album  Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide. However, the band split in 2003 and reassembled several years later in 2009. They released their 'Something Else' in 2017 and also scheduled Europe and North US tour but later canceled due to her back problems.

O'Riordan was born in Limerick in 1971. She is survived by three children, Taylor- 20, Molly- 16, and Dakota- 12, from her ex-husband Don Burton.