Cranberries Lead Singer, Dolores O'Riordan, Dead At Age 46

 

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan was found dead at the age of 46 in her London hotel room on Monday. 

According to The Irish Times, police put out a statement pronouncing the death “unexplained” at this point. O’Riordan, an Irish native who’s survived by her ex-husband, former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton, and their three children, was reportedly in London for a recording session. 

As Rolling Stone notes, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and The Cranberries had to cancel some 2017 tour dates due to a back problem she suffered from. 

O’Riordan’s vocals on songs like “Linger” and “Zombie” made The Cranberries one of the most commercially successful Irish bands of all time, with more than 40 million records sold. 

Upon learning of her passing, Late Late Show host James Corden tweeted, "I once met Dolores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely; I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away."

 
 

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