In a statement issued by her publicist, the Irish musician died on Monday, at the Park Lane Hotel, in London, adding that she was in London for one of her recording sessions.
Dolores O’Riordan, the leading singer of the multi-platinum band “The Cranberries”, has died at the age of 46. Although the news of her death was issued by her publicist, no cause of death has come out as of yet. The Met Police confirmed that they were treating the death as “unexplained”.
The Irish Times reports that back in 2017, the Cranberries were forced to cancel their tour due to the ill-health of O’Riordan. The band further states that she had medical problems relating to her back, adding that she was diagnosed as a bi-polar in the year 2014.
It was in 1989 that O’Riordan became a part of the Cranberries band after seeing an advertisement in the local newspaper. Within years of her joining, O’Riordan led it to International success – by giving hit singles like “Linger” and “Zombie”. Due to her overwhelming success, the band sold more than 40 million copies internationally.
In addition to working as part of the band, O’Riordan released a couple of solo records in her career. She released “Are You Listening?” In 2007 and “No Baggage” in 2009. Her last performance came a month before her untimely death. In November 2017, she recorded the title song for Angela’s Christmas – a short movie released by an Irish television network last month.
“To all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians, and the performing arts, her death will be a big loss”. Irish President, Michael D Higgins.
In early 2017, the Cranberries took to Twitter to explain that O’Riordan was feeling it tough to recover from a recurring back problem. As a result of her bad health, most of the European tours of the Cranberries canceled out last year.
Paying his tribute to the deceased singer, Ireland President Michael Higgins opined that learning the news gave him “great sadness”. He further added that to all those who support and follow Irish music, the death of O’Riordan will be a “big loss”.
Tribute has also come from her fellow musicians, with Hozier, the Irish songwriter, claiming he was “shocked and saddened”. Pop Singer Maggie Rogers credited Dolores’ voice to “help me understand” her place in the world.