Dolores O’Riordan Dead at 46

January 16, 2018

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish alternative band, the Cranberries, died on Monday in London. She was 46.

The band confirmed O’Riordan’s death in a brief statement:

“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.”

Cranberries’ members Noel and Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler said in a separate statement:

“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.”

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed. However, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said they were called to London’s Park Lane hotel on Monday morning, where O’Riordan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her death has since been classified as “unexplained”.

Image: Singer Dolores O’Riordan [online image] (2016) sourced on 16 January 2018 from https://sg.style.yahoo.com/smiths-bassist-cranberries-lead-singer-team-form-band-134927450.html.