In a dramatic surprise, Dolores O’Riordan, the lead and symbol of the transcendent and pioneering rock band, The Cranberries, has died. She was 46 years of age.
Immediate requests for reasons of death were not replied.
The Cranberries became famous world-wide after their 1990’s album ‘Everybody else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” debuted. It certainly was critically and commercially a success. They’d sold over 40 Million records to date.
We at CHF were/are fans, and certainly of Dolores. We’re very saddened to lose a modern day music icon.
The Cranberries noted on their Social Media this way:
Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old.
Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time. Full Statement: https://t.co/L8K98BFpSM pic.twitter.com/ADEY51Xnwe
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
The news was confirmed by her publicist in a statement, but no cause of death has yet been announced. O’Riordan, who had to cancel a tour with a reunited Cranberries in 2017 due to a back problem, had been in London for a recording session.
O’Riordan is survived by her three children, 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota.
Fans Reacted this way:
I’m so sad. 😞 R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan. #cranberries
— [Guilty] SweetiePie (@SweetiePieFC) January 15, 2018
— Julie (@juliecatsass69) January 15, 2018
I was in a Cranberries tribute band in high school.
— Quinn (@rquinn80) January 15, 2018
Absolutely shocking R.I.P @DolORiordan , I've had numerous sleepless nights listening to your songs. You will be truly missed.
"Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence, caused such silence
Who are we mistaken?" #cranberries pic.twitter.com/9XhMeM4CeT
— CassiiKinz (@CassiiKinz) January 15, 2018
The Cranberries – Linger pic.twitter.com/LDoQzgkkly
— LAERTO (@_LAERTO) January 15, 2018