The singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died Monday in London, according to a statement from her publicist.
O’Riordan, who was 46 years old, died “suddenly,” according to the statement, but no details were given as to the cause of his death.
The singer was in London for a brief recording session, the statement added.
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The Cranberries rose to world fame in the mid-1990s with a series of hits such as “Linger,” “Zombie,” and “Dreams . ” The group, from Limerick, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
In 2007, O’Riordan released a solo project with his album “Are you Listening?” before joining the group in 2009. He also partnered with The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and DJ Ole Koretsky in the DARK group
In 2017, The Cranberries released “Something Else”, an acoustic album with some of the band’s most popular hits, along with three new recordings.
But they canceled many concerts on their tour of Europe and North America in 2017 because of the continued back problems of O’Riordan, the band quoted him as saying.
Through Twitter, The Cranberries said O’Riordan’s relatives are “devastated” by the news and have demanded respect for their privacy.
The social networks were filled with tributes to the singer, and some of the most important musicians in Ireland paid tribute to her.
Irish singer Hozier said: “The first time I heard Dolores O’Riordan’s voice was unforgettable, he questioned how a voice could sound in that rock context.” I had never heard anyone use his instrument in that way. saddened to learn of his death, my thoughts are with his family. “