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Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dead at 46

Jan 16, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Dolores O’Riordan, whose powerful vocals led the Irish rock band the Cranberries to worldwide fame in the early 1990s with hit songs including “Zombie,” “Linger” and “Dreams,” died Monday. The band announced O’Riordan’s death on its Facebook page.

The announcement noted that O’Riordan “died suddenly,” but did not release a cause of death. O’Riordan, 46, reportedly died in a hotel room in London while she was in town for a recording session.

O’Riordan suffered from bipolar disorder, coming out publicly last year to discuss her diagnosis. The band in 2017 canceled the second part of its European tour, citing O’Riordan’s “back problems” as the reason.

“A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said on Monday that the police were called to a Park Lane hotel in Westminster at about 9:05 a.m., and that Ms. O’Riordan was pronounced dead at the scene,” The New York Times reports. “Her death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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