The world is mourning with the passing of Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Cranberries.
The band confirmed O’Riordan’s death today in a brief statement.
The Irish singer died at 46 years old today at her London hotel room for unknown reasons. During a band tour last year, Cranberries were forced to cancel due to O’Riordan’s ill health; the band cited “medical reasons associated with a back problem.” O’Riordan had also been diagnosed as bi-polar in 2014.
In a separate statement, the Cranberries’ Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler said, “We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.”
Cranberries brought so much childhood memories with their hits Linger, Ode to the Family, Zombie, Dreams and much more. They are one of the reasons why I enjoyed 90s music.
Your legacy and music will always Linger, Dolores. You may rest in peace…