Dolores O’Riordan, whose lead vocals were the defining element of 90s alt-rock band the Cranberries, died suddenly today at age 46, according to a statement from her publicist.
O’Riordan led the Cranberries to international success with songs like “Zombie” and “Linger.” The band have sold over 40 million records worldwide.
The BBC reports that “A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said the police were called to a hotel in Park Lane at 09:05 GMT on Monday, where “a woman in her mid-40s” was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old.
Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time. Full Statement: https://t.co/L8K98BFpSM pic.twitter.com/ADEY51Xnwe
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
Her publicist added: “Family members are devastated to hear the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
The group announced a worldwide tour in April of last year which included shows in North America. However,in May the group were forced to cancel the remainder of the European dates due to O’Riordan’s had health issues which were attributed to back problems.
The North American tour dates were cancelled in July when her recovery had not progressed enough for her to participate. She was reportedly in London for some recording sessions at the time of her death.
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) January 15, 2018
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