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Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Dead At 46: Twitter Reaction

In the wake of the sudden death of The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, many artists and other celebrities took to social media to express their condolences.

The Cranberries on Twitter

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. The world has lost a true artist today. Noel, Mike and Fergal

"The band are floored but it's of course her family we're all thinking of right now. Out of the West came this storm of a voice - she had such strength of conviction yet she could speak to the fragility in all of us. Limerick's 'Bel canto'." Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry.

45.2k Likes, 854 Comments - U2 Official (@u2) on Instagram: ""The band are floored but it's of course her family we're all thinking of right now. Out of the..."

Hozier on Twitter

My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.

R.E.M. HQ on Twitter

We are all saddened to hear the news. Dolores was a brilliant & generous spirit w/ a quick humor & a stunning voice. Our love to the band & to her family & fans." -Michael Stipe & the whole of R.E.M. & REMHQ

RIP #DeloresOriordan

39.9k Likes, 704 Comments - Slash (@slash) on Instagram: "RIP #DeloresOriordan"

Foster The People on Twitter

Shocked and heartbroken over Dolores O'Riordan's death. The Cranberries were pinnacle in showing me that it was possible to fully embrace masculine and feminine energy in one cohesive sound. She was a true pioneer ????

Jared Followill on Twitter

RIP Dolores O'Riordan. Dreams is in my Top 10 all time. The Cranberries are so rad. Bummer of a day.

Duran Duran on Twitter

We are crushed to hear the news about the passing of Dolores O'Riordan. Our thoughts go out to her family at this terrible time.

Dave Davies on Twitter

I'm really shocked that #DoloresORiordan has passed so suddenly - I was talking to her a couple weeks before Christmas she seemed happy and well - we even spoke about maybe writing some songs together - unbelievable god bless her

Stephen Street on Twitter

I have just heard the new regarding #DoloresORiordan I need a little time to process what has happened. Suffice to say, I am very sad to lose someone who meant so much to me and to many people across the world. RIP my songbird

Kodaline on Twitter

Absolutely shocked to hear about the passing of Dolores O'Riordan! @The_Cranberries gave us our first big support when we toured with them around France years ago! Thoughts are with her family and friends

mae whitman on Twitter

Devastating. I grew up with The Cranberries and to this day they remain one of my favorite bands. Sending lots of love and light to Dolores O'Riordans family and friends ????

Fortune Feimster on Twitter

The Cranberries' Zombie was the song of my high school days. Rest In Peace Dolores O'Riordan.

Julian Lennon on Twitter

R.I.P. Dolores.... ???????? Thoughts & Prayers to Family & Friends.... x

James Corden on Twitter

I once met Delores O'Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she's passed away today x

Liz Phair on Twitter

Devastated for fans and her family- Dolores O'Riorden had such an exquisite voice, so distinctive and defining of an era. She would have continued to be a rare musical treasure late into a long life #gonetoosoon

josh groban on Twitter

Nooooo!! Have always adored her songs and voice

Michelle Branch on Twitter

So sad to hear of Dolores O'Riordan passing. I remember as a young girl, hearing The Cranberries for the first time and wanting to be just like her.

Vanessa Carlton on Twitter

Dolores!!!!!! No!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't stand this. What a gorgeous artist. I'm so sorry for her friends and family and for all of us that loved her.

Lynda Carter on Twitter

Very sad news. So young, so talented.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.