Tributes are pouring for Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of The Cranberries after the news broke earlier this evening that the 46-year-old had suddenly died in London.
Irish and international celebrities and musicians are reminiscing on her musical influence and sharing their memories and respects to social media.
Among the well-known figures is President Michael D. Higgins, who said that "all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians and the performing arts her death will be a big loss.”
Tonight's special concert in honour of Shane McGowan's 60th birthday in Dublin's National Concert hall has been dedicated to her memory.
Dolores rose to fame in the 1990s when she fronted The Cranberries. She auditioned for the band after the previous singer left and went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.
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 saddened to hear about the sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan. Our sincerest condolences to @The_Cranberries and all of her loved ones.
— Garbage (@garbage) 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
The last two hours of the show today we talked to fans, friends & people who worked with Dolores O'Riordan. What's crystal clear is the amount of girls who were so delighted to have a feisty, angry, intelligent, sparky, imperfect role model growing up in the 90's. RIP Dolores x pic.twitter.com/j2GUhhnSYq
— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) January 15, 2018