Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, has died. The incredibly talented musician was just 46 years old when she “suddenly” died, her publicist said in a statement.
In the statement posted onto the band’s Facebook page, Dolores’ publicist says “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.” The statement adds that “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
The Cranberries rose to global fame in the mid-1990s with a string of hits, including “Linger,” “Zombie” and “Dreams.” The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide making them one of the most successful Irish bands of all time.
Irish President Michael D. Higgins has expressed his devastation in a heart-breaking statement where he says “Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries had an immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally. I recall with fondness the late Limerick TD Jim Kemmy’s introduction of her and The Cranberries to me, and the pride he and so many others took in their successes.”
No further details are available at this time.
Rest in Peace, Dolores. We miss you already.
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