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15th Jan 2018

Tributes pour in for singer Dolores O’Riordan after her tragic death

The singer died suddenly today.

Alan Loughnane

Shocking news this Monday…

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer with The Cranberries, passed away suddenly on Monday at the age of 46.

The Limerick singer had been in London for a short recording session.

A statement from her PR agency said:

“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.”

O’Riordan was born in Limerick in 1971 and she auditioned to be The Cranberries’ lead singer back in 1990, and went on to achieve global success with the group, especially in the mid and early ’90s.

The Cranberries sold more than 40 million records over their career with some of their most popular hits including ‘Zombie’ and ‘Linger’.

Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe for The Cranberries frontwoman.

President Michael D Higgins said:

“It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Dolores O’Riordan, musician, singer and song writer.

“Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries had an immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally.

“I recall with fondness the late Limerick TD Jim Kemmy’s introduction of her and The Cranberries to me, and the pride he and so many others took in their successes.

“To all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians and the performing arts her death will be a big loss.”