Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

Dolores O'Riordan of Irish rock group "The Cranberries" perfoms at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

LONDON (AP) – Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46.

O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. The cause of death wasn’t immediately available.

Holmes said the singer’s family is “devastated” by the news.

Formed in Limerick, Ireland, The Cranberries became international stars in the 1990s with hits including “Zombie” and “Linger” that fused the alternative rock edge with poppy tunefulness.

The band split up in 2003 but reunited several years later. The Cranberries released the acoustic album “Something Else” in 2017 and had been due to tour Europe and North America. The tour was cut short because O’Riordan was suffering from back problems.

 

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