The lead singer and leader of The Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly on Monday in London at the age of 46 while she was performing “a brief recording session”. No further details of his death have yet been given.
In a short statement, the singer’s family claims to be “devastated” by the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.
Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan Burton (Limerick, Ireland, 1971) joined the band The Cranberries in 1989 and achieved worldwide success in the 90s thanks to albums like “No Need to Argue” or “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” and the iconic hit “Zombie”.
The Irish alternative band The Cranberries wrote a statement on social speaking out about their grief.
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.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018