Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan

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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

She was responsible for some of the most iconic songs of the '90s.

Jan 15, 2018, 11:52 am


Ramon Ramirez 

Ramon Ramirez

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has passed away at age 46, according to the BBC. The Irish rock star was reportedly in London for a recording session, but details of her death remain a mystery.

According to the Daily Mail, she died in her hotel. O’Riordan’s publicist confirmed the news via statement: “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

With the Cranberries, O’Riordan wrote and performed giant international hits in the ’90s like “Linger,” “Salvation,” and the enduring karaoke standard “Zombie.” The band from Limerick, Ireland has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide since forming in 1989.

O’Riordan’s last tweet came on Jan. 3 when she apparently left for London to record with her band D.A.R.K.

The band’s music was featured in the coming-of-age romantic comedy Clueless, and the memorable scene helped introduce the Generation X mainstay to the millennial generation.

Both “Cranberries” and “Dolores O’Riordan” became instant trending topics on Twitter in the United States on Monday. Revisit some of her most lasting work below:


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*First Published: Jan 15, 2018, 11:52 am