Dolores O’Riordan has died at the age of 46. The lead singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries passed away suddenly in London, according to her publicist.
“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,” her publicist said in a statement shared by the BBC. “Family members are devastated to hear the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old.
Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time. Full Statement: https://t.co/L8K98BFpSM pic.twitter.com/ADEY51Xnwe
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
O’Riordan was the voice of such hits as “Zombie,” “Linger” and “Dreams.” The Cranberries was formed in Limerick in 1990 and released their debut album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” in 1993. The band, which split up in 2003 and reunited several years later, produced six more studio albums over the years.
Many took to social media Monday to remember the singer. Take a look at the tweets below:
Social Media Remembers Singer Dolores O’Riordan
My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
You don't think about celebrities everyday, before they die. But it's when they do, you realise how growing up they were always there. The Cranberries' music was basically the theme to the 90s and my childhood. That haunting voice. So young. So sad. #RIPDolores
— Paul Broughall (@paulieblogger) January 15, 2018
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) January 15, 2018
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
I am in utter shock at Dolores O’Riordan’s sudden passing. The Cranberries were the first band I discovered without help from my siblings. I was so proud of everything they did in representing Limerick. #RIPDolores
— Muireann O'Connell (@MuireannO_C) January 15, 2018
The world lost one of its greatest greats. Heaven gained another angel. So saddened to hear about the passing of Cranberries singer, Dolores O'Riordan. A woman who I really admired. A singer I’ve always loved her music. Rest in peace, queen. Your legacy will remain forever. pic.twitter.com/7BDq8Tw0e6
— Walcott (@JrMoe_) January 15, 2018
— Christy (@hemmepowered) January 15, 2018
I’m really shocked that #DoloresORiordan has passed so suddenly
– I was talking to her a couple weeks before Christmas she seemed happy and well – we even spoke about maybe writing some songs together – unbelievable god bless her pic.twitter.com/Pk2QyAaaBw
— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) January 15, 2018
Devastated to hear about Dolores O’Riordan. I've always been a big fan of The Cranberries. One of Irelands greatest band. Her voice could always move me. She was a big talent and will be sorely missed. #RIPDolores
— Rachel Flynn (@rayanneflynn) January 15, 2018
Absolutely shocked to hear about the passing of Dolores O'Riordan! @The_Cranberries gave us our first big support when we toured with them around France years ago! Thoughts are with her family and friends
— Kodaline (@Kodaline) January 15, 2018
gone too soon.
rest in power to one of our biggest musical inspirations, dolores o'riordan.
thank you. pic.twitter.com/ZghvQS4p2M
— MUNA (@whereisMUNA) January 15, 2018
The Cranberries were one of Ireland's finest exports in the last 30 years, and it was all down to the astonishingly talented vocals that were provided by Dolores O'Riordan, what a loss she will be to music. #RIPDolores
— Al Foran (@ImpressionistAL) January 15, 2018
— Amy McLawhorn (@MadameDoubletap) January 15, 2018
How are you remembering Dolores O’Riordan today? Do you have a favorite memory of the Cranberries singer? Share it in the comments section below!
Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi, Wikimedia Commons