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15th Jan 2018

The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died Suddenly In Her London Home

Darragh Berry

The Limerick Leader has confirmed that The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has sadly died.

The 46-year-old passed away in her London home on Monday evening and the circumstances surrounding her death are still unknown. 

A spokesperson who represented the singer confirmed the news to the publication saying: “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 singer is a native of Ballybricken in Limerick.

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.

O’Riordan and the band became global sensations with massive hits such as ‘Zombie’, ‘Linger’ and ‘Dreams’.

She released five albums with the band before their hiatus in 2003, she then went on to release two solo albums of her own during the break. 

The Cranberries reformed in 2009.  

Their debut album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’ went straight into number one in Ireland and the UK and also broke the top 20 in the US. 

Dolores O’Riordan’s unique and beautiful singing style is something that will be truly missed.

More to follow.