“The World Has Lost A True Artist”: The Cranberries Pay Tribute To Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan
The singer passed away at the age of just 46 years old.
Tributes are pouring in for Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan following her death on Monday at the age of just 46 years old.
The Irish singer was reportedly in London for a recording session. The cause of death has yet to be determined, with a statement from the Metropolitan police advising that “at this early stage the death is being treated as unexplained”. A statement from O’Riordan’s family asked for privacy.
Famous for her distictive voice heard on tracks like ‘Linger’ and ‘Zombie’, O’Riordan helped make The Cranberries one of the biggest alternative rock acts of the ’90s.
In a Facebook post, O’Riordan’s bandmates Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler said they were “devastated” by the news of her passing.
“She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life,” the post reads. “The world has lost a true artist today.”
A number of other prominent musicians and entertainers have also paid their respects via social media.
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
Devastated for fans and her family- Dolores O’Riorden had such an exquisite voice, so distinctive and defining of an era. She would have continued to be a rare musical treasure late into a long life #gonetoosoon https://t.co/2QH2cPgRf6
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) 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
Shocked and heartbroken over Dolores O’Riordan’s death. The Cranberries were pinnacle in showing me that it was possible to fully embrace masculine and feminine energy in one cohesive sound. She was a true pioneer ?
— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) January 15, 2018
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) January 15, 2018
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