The Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, died Monday in London according to her publicist.
O’Riordan and The Cranberries were reportedly in London for a recording session. A representative for the band would only say that she died suddenly and offered no further details.
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This was posted on the band’s Facebook page a short time ago:
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.
Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.
The Irish band struck it big in the ’90s with heir songs “Zombie” and “Linger” becoming international hits.
In 2017, The Cranberries announced a tour including dates in Europe, the UK, and the US, however shortly into the European tour, the band had to cancel the remainder of the European dates as a result of O’Riordan’s health issues.
Dolores O’Riordan split from her husband of 20 years, Don Burton in 2014. She and Burton have three children.
The singer suffered from bi-polar disorder and was spared a criminal conviction after an air rage incident in 2014.
The Cranberries shot to international fame with their 1993 debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? and went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.