The Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan suddenly dies at 46, her publicist confirmed.
Originally from Limerick, the Irish singer was “pronounced dead” at a hotel in Park Lane. According to several websites, the hotel called the police on Monday because of “a woman in her mid-40s” was pronounced dead.
The reason for her death is still unknown.
The family and relatives are devastated and asked for privacy at this difficult moment.
The fans and fellow musicians are paying tribute by posting heartfelt sympathies on Twitter.
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
— HS (@On2Legs) January 15, 2018
Other celebrities like James Corden, who said meeting her when he was 15 years old “made his day.”
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
The Cranberries emerged during the 90s. Their best tracks include Linger (1993), Zombie (1994), as well as, No Need To Argue (1994) and To the Faithful Departed (1996).
Our sympathies and prayers go out to the family.