Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at 46 years of age.
Publicist Lindsey Holmes confirmed the news. O’Riordan was discovered in London where she was recording. No immediate cause of death was available.
No statements have been made, but Holmes said O’Riordan’s family is “devastated” by the news.
The Cranberries became international stars in the 1990s with hits including “Zombie” and “Linger,” both of which can be enjoyed below. Their songs were the soundtrack to countless teen lives, offering bittersweet anthems of hopefulness and heartache emboldened by O’Riordan’s signature croon. There were and is no one else with a voice quite like hers, and we should consider ourselves lucky to live in a time when it has been preserved for future generations to enjoy.
Though they spent several years apart, The Cranberries released an acoustic album titled Something Else in 2017 and were due to tour Europe and North America later that same year. The tour was cut short because O’Riordan was suffering from back problems, but most believed the band would return to the road sometime this year.
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