Dolores O'Riordan - voice of The Cranberries and monster 1994 hit Zombie - dies aged 46

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died suddenly today.

Dolores O'Riordan
Dolores O'Riordan Source: Facebook: Dolores O'Riordan

She was 46. 

O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. The cause of death wasn't immediately available.

Holmes said the singer's family is "devastated" by the news.

Formed in Limerick, Ireland, The Cranberries became international stars in the 1990s with hits including Zombie and Linger that fused the alternative rock edge with poppy tunefulness.

The band split up in 2003 but reunited several years later. The Cranberries released the acoustic album Something Else in 2017 and had been due to tour Europe and North America.

The tour was cut short because O'Riordan was suffering from back problems.

In 2014, O'Riordan was accused of assaulting three police officers and a flight attendant during a flight from New York to Ireland. She pleaded guilty and was fined $9,028 NZD. 



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