Fans of The Cranberries are mourning today due to the sudden death of the band’s vocalist Dolores O’Riordan. She was 46.
According to BBC, Dolores was found dead at a hotel in Park Lane, London. Her publicist Lindsey Holmes said in a statement that Dolores had a short recording session with the band. While the cause is still unknown, several people, including celebrities, have already posted their condolences and messages for the late singer.
The band confirmed the news via Twitter. “She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.”
We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
Musicians like Saab Magalona, Halsey, and Ingrid Michaelson also expressed their grief and surprise about Dolores’ passing.
Sad news about The Cranberries’ @DolORiordan ? ?
— Saab (@saabmagalona) January 16, 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
I listened to The Cranberries up in my bedroom full blast angry at my parents and the world scream singing into my pillow. I’m so saddened to hear about Dolores O'Riordan’s passing.
— Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic) January 15, 2018
Nooooo!! Have always adored her songs and voice https://t.co/asBAt1RJl1
— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 15, 2018
Heartbreaking. Dolores O’Riordan was a massive influence for me. I grew up listening to The Cranberries with my mother and learned so much about having an unconventional singing voice. Dolores taught me how to use my voice in a manner that was emotive, even if I wasn’t classically skilled. That people will love it when you MEAN what you SAY. Her voice was beautiful to me. And she was a fierce BADASS trailblazing woman in the rock landscape. (I also learned a thing or two about changing my hair every week it seems). Always an inspiration to me and I’m devastated to hear about her death. Rest In Peace, you were far too young. ❤️
Pitch Perfect 3 star Ruby Rose said she felt honored to have covered one of her songs in the film.
Beauty vlogger Jeffree Star recounted that the very first album he bought was from The Cranberries.
#RIP Dolores O'Riordan. The first CD I ever bought as a kid was The Cranberries and they hold a special place in my heart. One of a kind…
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) January 15, 2018
Anne Curtis shared her favorite The Cranberries lyrics on Instagram Stories and ended her tribute with a heartwarming message.
Dolores is considered “a voice of the generation” in the ’90s with hit songs like “Linger” and “Zombie.” Last year, The Cranberries released an acoustic album titled Something Else and was touring North America and Europe.
Our deepest condolences to the band and everyone whose hearts were touched by Dolores’ music.
Photo courtesy of Jaguar Release
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