Cranberries lead singer dies at 46

Wendy Jensen
January 16, 2018

O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, her publicist Lindsey Holmes said in a statement.

Last year, the Cranberries announced on social media that O'Riordan was experiencing a tough recovery from an ongoing back problem.

Dolores O'Riordan was the frontwoman of Irish rock band The Cranberries Who was Dolores O'Riordan and how did she die?

The band followed that record up with five more albums with the most recent release being 2017's Something Else.

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Ms. O'Riordan joined guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler when she replaced departing frontman Niall Quinn in what was then called the Cranberry Saw Us.

Singer, Hozier, said O'Riordan's voice was "unforgettable".

The band would become one of Irish music's hottest exports throughout the 90s, with songs like "Linger" (above), "Dreams", and "Zombie", along with five studio albums, marking them out as global stars.

I once met Delores O'Riordan when I was 15.

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James Corden and Duran Duran are among the stars to pay tribute. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. She was a bundle of nerves that night, but, wow, what a voice!

Singles such as "Linger" and "Zombie" drove albums like "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' and 'No Need To Argue" to the upper echelons of the charts, turning singer Dolores O'Riordan into a cult figure.

Look, I know the 24-hour news cycle takes a mental toll on everybody, and we're all so desensitized that we've lost our most elemental coping mechanisms and instead have to resort to crass, unoriginal jokes and memes. She had her demons and was in an very bad state one day when she admitted to me that she was suffering from anorexia, but she was always warm, friendly and determined to give Hot Press, whose support she seemed to really appreciate, the best interview possible. "I never imagined that.it would become a big song".

Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly, aged just 36. She had been singing since she was a child and wrote her first song at 12.

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