Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies in a London Hotel

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the multi-platinum band The Cranberries which sold more than 40m records, has died at age 46.

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Her publicist confirmed the news in a statement, describing her death as ‘sudden’. No cause of death has been announced. 

“Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

The Irish singer was in London for a recording session after she canceled a tour with a reunited Cranberries in 2017 because of her ongoing back problem.

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Metropolitan police also released a statement confirming the news and that O’Riordan’s body was found at a Park Lane hotel. “At this early stage the death is being treated as unexplained,” the statement read.

The band made up of brothers, Noel Hogan and Mike Hogan, posted on Twitter.

Fans around the world including musicians like Hozier are devastated and have taken to social media to pay tribute to the star.

Irish president Michael D Higgins said he learned of the news with “great sadness”, adding: “To all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians and the performing arts, her death will be a big loss.”

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O’Riordan, was born in Limerick in 1971, and joined the Cranberries – then called the Cranberry Saw Us – in 1990, she performed with them until 2003 when they took a hiatus. 
Rest in Peace Dolores O’Riordan!

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