The Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O'Riordan Has Died Suddenly At Age 46
Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of iconic Irish rock band The Cranberries has died suddenly at age 46.
O'Riordan was found in her Hilton hotel room yesterday, with the death being treated as "unexplained."
A statement from the singer's publicist read, "Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old."
"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."
"Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time."
Dolores, who has been recently touring with her band D.A.R.K, told Metro last year that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had battled with depression for a long time.
"There are two ends of the spectrum - you can get extremely depressed and dark and lose interest in the things you love to do, then you get super manic..."
bye bye Gio. We're off to Ireland 🍀 pic.twitter.com/d6HKOFJqGB
— Dolores O'Riordan (@DolORiordan) January 4, 2018
"When you're manic you don't sleep and get very paranoid. So I'm dealing with it with medication," she told the publication.
Celebrities including Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden, James Corden and Hozier have taken to Twitter to express their sadness over O'Riordan's tragic death.
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
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
Totally shocked at the news about Dolores O Riordan an incredible talent and a lovely soul. My prayers are with her family and loved ones.
— Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) January 15, 2018
Can't believe Dolores O'Riordan has died. I'm in shock. Iconic vocalist and a lovely woman too. Had the honour of signing with her for pope john paul in the Vatican many years ago.
— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) January 15, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dolores' family and friends.