Ireland and the wider world is still reeling from the news that The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has died at the age of 46.
The Limerick native passed away in her hotel room in London yesterday and tributes have been pouring in from fans, bandmates and famous names from the world of music and entertainment.
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.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
So sad to hear about Dolores O'Riordan, she's one of few artists who is ingrained in my psyche even though i never actively listened to her work, such is the unending genius of songs like Linger and Zombie. thoughts are with her kids and her family. X
— JamesVincentMcMorrow (@jamesvmcmorrow) January 15, 2018
Totally shocked at the news about Dolores O Riordan an incredible talent and a lovely soul. My prayers are with her family and loved ones.
— Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) January 15, 2018
In memory of the much-loved star, Limerick City and County Council has opened an online book of condolence where fans can pay their respects and leave memories and tributes. You can access it by clicking here.
There is also a book open at Limerick City Council’s Corporate Headquarters on Merchant’s Quay.