Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at 46


Family and friends have requested privacy at this time.

Another sad news hits the music scene.

Burton and O'Riordan reportedly met when The Cranberries and Duran Duran were on tour together, as Burton was Duran Duran's tour manager. The Cranberries released three more albums before taking a break in 2008, allowing O'Riordan to record two solo albums. It's a protest song written in tribute to Tim Parry and Jonathan Ball, who were killed in the Washington bomb attacks of 1993. O'Riordan had also previously been diagnosed as bi-polar and subject to bouts of depression. She was just 46.

She escaped jail after providing medical reports, which showed she was suffering from extreme mania at the time.

We are at EmptyLighthouse Magazine are saddened by the news of Dolores O'Riordan's death.

"I knew Dolores in the early days". She made a huge contribution to the arts internationally, with millions of record sales worldwide.

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Ships Have Sailed said in a tweet O'Riordan was "One of the most instantly recognizable, unique and iconic voices of the 90s". Her haunting vocals on classics such as Linger and Zombie will live on forever.

"Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very hard time", RTE quoted the publicist as saying.

Stuart reflects. "The first time I saw her on stage was when The Cranberries opened for another Limerick band, They Do It With Mirrors, downstairs at Cruise's Hotel in early 1990".

O'Riordan's band, The Cranberries, are perhaps best known for their song "Linger" which was featured prominently in the 2006 Adam Sandler comedy Click.

Born in County Limerick, Ireland, the youngest of seven children, Dolores left her mark on the world with a string of grungy-yet-melodic hits that encapsulated both the personal and the political.

Canon Liam McNamara, who was co-celebrant at O'Riordan's 1994 wedding to Don Burton in Holycross Abbey, Co Tipperary, told the Limerick Leader: "My heart goes out to the family". Dolores was their pride and joy. In it, she talked about how the Ontario bush had been an inspiration, and that she had seen foxes, bears and wolves, and loved being surrounded by trees. Her initial reaction when The Cranberries broke up in 2004 was relief that she finally had her life back.