Monday, January 15, 2018

Remebering Dolores O’Riordan

The world was shocked and saddened by the news that Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan passed away in London Monday at 46.

“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,” the statement read.

The cause of death has not yet been announced.

The band also released a statement on social media.

O’Riordan, who was born in the Irish city of Limerick, gained worldwide fame with her band The Cranberries. The Cranberries would be one of that decades most successful groups with the multi-platinum-selling albums, Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (1993), No Need to Argue (1994), To the Faithful Departed (1996), as well as the acclaimed Bury the Hatchett (1999) and 2012's Roses.

The band went on hiatus in 2003, but reunited in 2009 where they continued touring and releasing new music. Their 2017 tour, which sadly would be their last, saw them performing with an orchestra in support of the reworking of their greatest hits on the compilation album, Something Else.

During the period of Cranberries hiatus, O'Riordan released two solo albums, 2007’s Are You Listening? And 2009’s No Baggage. In 2014, she started a side project with former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and musician Ole Koretsky called D.A.R.K. where they released one album.

The "Linger" singer is survived by her three children, Taylor Baxter, 20, Molly Leigh, 17, and Dakota Rain, 12. She had the children with ex-husband and former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton. The couple was together for 20 years before splitting up in 2014.

Following the shock of the news, many artists took to social media to eulogize the "Dreams" singer.

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