Fans of the famous rock band Cranberries are crushed as the band’s lead Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, passed away all of a sudden in London on Monday as per her publicist. She was just 46 years old.
“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today, family members are devastated,” Lindsey Holmes said in a statement. she added “The lead singer…was in London for a short recording session.” “No further details are available at this time.”
Earlier a spokeswoman for London’s Metropolitan police said that officers were dealing with a situation of the sudden death right after they were called to a hotel in Park Lane, 0905 GMT this morning. The lady didnot confirm the identity of the body at that point. “A woman in her mid-40s was pronounced dead at the scene,” she said.
A slerw of celebrities and fans paid tribute Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was among the first to pay tributes, calling O’Riordan “the voice of a generation”.
“For anyone who grew up in Ireland in the 1990s, the Cranberries were an iconic band, who captured all of the angst that came with your teenager years,” he said in a statement.”Her voice and her contribution to music will be remembered far beyond her native county for many years to come.”
The London Hilton on Park Lane finally had confirmed “with deep regret” that an unnamed guest had “sadly passed away” at its hotel.”Team members acted swiftly to alert the Metropolitan Police and we are co-operating fully with their investigation,” a spokeswoman said.
The Cranberries became super sucessful in the 1990’s with the release of their debut album Everyone Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?, which included the hit single Linger.Follow-up album No Need to Argue went to number one in Australia, France and Germany, and number 6 in the United States.
The album gave us the hard hitting song Zombie which was a political response to deadly Northern Ireland conflict, which rose to numkber one across Europe. The band sold around 40 million records worldwide.
The songstress from Friarstown in the Irish county of Limerick, will be buried in Ireland, according to the parish priest in her home town.The singer’s last Facebook posting came shortly before Christmas.”Hi All, Dolores here. Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York with the house band,” it read.”Really enjoyed it! Happy Christmas to all our fans!! Xo”.