Remembering Dolores O'Riordan with the best of The Cranberries


Holmes said the singer's family is "devastated" by the news.

"We feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries".

At the time of going to press, the authorities had still not revealed the reason behind the death of the 46-year-old singer, who was in London "for just a recording session", according to her publicist.

Metropolitan Police said that Dolores' death is not beaing treated as suspicioues and a coroner report is being compiled.

Police said they were called to a hotel in Park Lane in the center of the British capital at 09:05 GMT on Monday. "When she came up in the 1990s, there weren't that many female-fronted rock groups who had something to say".

O'Riordan was born on September 6, 1971 in Ballybricken, southwest Ireland.

Since the indie singer's death was made public, online sales for her solo and band's music exploded.

The band's songs - on which O'Riordan was chief lyricist and co-songwriter - had a Celtic- infused tunefulness.

On Monday, Jan. 15, O'Riordan died suddenly due to an unknown cause inside her hotel room in London.

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The follow-up, "No Need to Argue", sold in even greater numbers and contained "Zombie", a visceral howl against Northern Ireland's violent Troubles that topped singles charts in several countries.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in a statement described her as the "voice of her generation".

The global band topped charts worldwide with other songs and albums, many of which we haven't heard in a long time, some, for those of us in the USA, never. I was trying to remember the last time we talked.

They released their music in an acoustic version in April 2017 on the album Something Else.

As reported by TMZ, Dolores was "dreadfully depressed" in recent weeks, and was also "suffering with a lot of back pain" as told by her close friends.

Back in 2014, Dolores supposedly assaulted a flight attendant and three cops during an altercation while flying back to Ireland from NY.

The opening crash of the Cranberries' 1993 song "Dreams" has a transporting effect for me, back to school corridors, back to ink drawings on canvas backpacks, back to the clunk between songs on mix tapes recorded from the radio.

"She achieved so much in her short years". "It gets hard as well when you have daughters because you get flashbacks when you're with them and when you are watching them". In an interview in 2013 she said she had been abused as a child which later led to an eating disorder and a breakdown.

O'Riordan is survived by her three children, Taylor, Molly, and Dakota, and ex-husband Don Burtan, a former tour manager for the band Duran Duran.