Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries, has passed away at the age of 46.
O’Riordan was in London for a recording session when this sudden death happened, her publicist announced. The band had to cancel part of The Cranberries reunited tour in 2017 due to the back problem O’Riordan was suffering.
O’Riordan’s distinctive vocals and her Irish lilt and yoddie drives her group to a huge success. The Cranberries shot to fame in 1990s with the romantic hit ‘Linger’, which was written by O’Riordan because of “being dumped publicly” when she was a teenager. The rock band was among one of the most successful groups of that decade in the world, selling over 40 millions records. Their first hit ‘Linger’ received great success in Ireland, the US and the UK, reaching the Top 10 in the first two countries and Top 20 in the latter.
In 2017, The Cranberries released a new album “Something Else” as a reunited album and was having a European tour. However, part of the tour was forced to cancel as O’Riordan’s health was declining and their US tour was curtailed as advised by O’Riordan’s doctors.
The sudden death of O’Riordan has shocked her family, the rock group, Irish musicians and her fans. Irish president Michael D Higgins offered his condolences to the singer’s family, stating that “her death will be a big loss” to people who follow and support Irish music. Indeed, the world has lost a rock music talent today.
Have a listen to the band’s latest album.