Dolores O'Riordan, singer with The Cranberries, has died aged 46

Jenna Warner
January 16, 2018

Holmes says the singer's family is "devastated" by the news.

Her PR agency released a statement confirming her sudden death in London today.

A statement from her publicist reads: "Irish and worldwide singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today".

She was recording in London on Monday when news of her passing was announced.

Meeting her for the first time, then, in the early 1990s following the success of The Cranberries" debut album, "Eveybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?', was more than a little nerve-racking.

She had been in London for recording sessions.

"Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries had an huge influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally".

They also released a greatest hits album in 2002 titled Stars: The Best of 1992 - 2002 before the band split in 2003.

O'Riordan pleaded guilty to headbutting and spitting at an Irish police officer in 2014 following an alleged air rage incident.

Dolores O'Riordan, a 19-year-old from the small townland of Ballybricken, had the looks of an indie waif straight from central casting but her plaintive voice was a thing of wonder able to go from tremulous pain to banshee wail in the space of a few octaves.

In May 2017 The Cranberries cancelled a string of shows after O'Riordan was instructed by her doctors to stop working for a month for medical reasons associated with a back problem.

He said: "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".

The Irish rock band was founded in Limerick, Ireland in 1989.

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"Our thoughts go out to her family at this awful time", they added.

Our thoughts are with Dolores' friends and family. Later that year, she revealed she had also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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