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07th Sep 2020

Fans unite in honouring late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan on her birthday  

Sarah Finnan

Dolores O'Riordan

Fans across the world have taken to social media to remember late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan on her birthday. Celebrating what would have been the Limerick woman’s 49th birthday, it’s clear that her legacy lives on through the continued love people have for her music.

Dolores’ former bandmates also joined together in remembering her on her birthday – which fell on September 6th – sharing a photo of the late singer and writing:

‘Happy birthday Dolores, you’re in our thoughts and in our hearts, always. Ferg, Mike & Noel’

One of the most recognisable voices in Irish music, O’Riordan first grabbed the public’s attention as the lead singer of the Cranberries back in the early 90s. Famed for hits such as Ode To My Family and Linger, the band is also the first Irish group to surpass one billion views on YouTube for the music video for Zombie.

The popular Cranberries’ song Dreams has enjoyed renewed success as of late, re-entering the charts thanks to an incredible cover of the track by Irish Women in Harmony – 39 female artists and musicians who teamed up in support of domestic abuse victims. More on that here.

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