Dolores O'Riordan, Lead Singer of The Cranberries, Dies at Age 46

Dolores O'Riordan, powerhouse lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, has died, according to a statement from her publicist. She was 46 years old. O'Riordan had been in London for a short recording session. The cause of death has not yet been released.

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries
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The statement 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. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.

O'Riordan was best known for her time with The Cranberries, alongside brothers Noel Hogan and Mike Hogan. She joined after reading an advertisement in a local paper in 1989. They band would go on to sell over 40 million records around the world. O'Riordan also released two solo albums Are You Listening? in 2007 and No Baggage in 2009.

The Cranberries are probably best known for their singles Zombie (1994), Dreams (1993) and Linger (1993). Showing their longevity, they had another hit song out last year with Why (2017), a song O'Riordan wrote after the passing of her father.

Family and friends have requested privacy at this time.

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