Lead singer of The Cranberries dies, aged 46

Fans are mourning the sudden passing of The Cranberries lead singer.

Dolores O'Riordan, known as the voice of Irish band The Cranberries, has passed away at the age of 46.

The band confirmed the sad news via their social media pages, saying Dolores "died suddenly in London". The cause of death has not been confirmed.

Fellow band members Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler shared a message of grief with fans.

"We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started The Cranberries," they wrote on Twitter.

"The world has lost a true artist today."

 

The Cranberries found international fame in the early nineties, through hits like 'Zombie' and 'Linger'. They formed in 1989 in Limerick, Ireland. Dolores' voice was widely acclaimed for bringing an Irish sound to mainstream rock. 

Thousands of fans, including Australian actress and DJ Ruby Rose, took to Twitter to express their sorrow.

"Incredibly sad to hear one of my musical idols Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries has passed away," Ruby tweeted. "I feel honoured to have been able to cover one of their iconic songs in Pitch Perfect. Devastating."

 

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