On Dec. 20, O'Riordan tweeted from the band's official account, saying that she had performed in NY at Billboard's annual staff holiday party. Like so many performers who are more at home on the stage than in their everyday environment, she seemed to be wracked with insecurity.
It was there she escaped from her sometimes relentless global fame and lived for years with her family.
Police in London said a woman in her 40s was pronounced dead early on Monday at a hotel on Park Lane in central London. The Cranberries released the acoustic album "Something Else" in 2017 and had been due to tour Europe and North America.
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band the Cranberries, has died aged 46.
"I once met Delores (sic) O'Riordan when I was 15".
Dolores O'Riordan was 46. Their guitar-based sound had an alternative-rock edge at a time when grunge was storming the music scene.More news: After Rajasthan, CMs of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh oppose Padmavat release
The band's publicist said that the singer had been in London for a short recording session, adding that her family is "devastated". To date the group has sold over 40 million records.
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan, the youngest of seven children, was born in County Limerick on September 6, 1971. I remember her being in the recording studio and she was obsessed with instruments and music. Local singer-songwriter Brian O'Connor said he was in "shock" following news of her death.
On 18 July 1994, O'Riordan married Don Burton, the former tour manager of Duran Duran. "Suddenly I was feeling depressed/I was utterly and totally stressed". Until then, I'd always thought that putting tongues in mouths was disgusting, but when he gave me my first proper kiss, I did indeed 'have to let it linger'. She pleaded guilty and was fined 6,000 euros ($6,600), the AP reports.
The singer had previously admitted three assaults and obstructing a garda after being taken off an Aer Lingus flight from New York's JFK to Ireland on November 10 2014.
In an interview in 2013 she said she had been abused as a child which she said later led to an eating disorder and a breakdown.
O'Riordan had apparently dealt with some of the extreme symptoms of mania, saying: "When you're manic you don't sleep and get very paranoid".