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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries performs during F1 Rocks! Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on March 17, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

One of the most unique voices to emerge from the 1990s has been silenced.

Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London at the age of 46.

O’Riordan’s publicist confirmed the news to the BBC and issued the following statement:

“The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

So far, details about a cause of death are not available.

The Cranberries achieved international success with the release of their 1993 debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, which featured the hit “Linger.” They followed that up with 1994’s No Need To Argue, which featured their biggest hit “Zombie.” In total, they’ve released seven studio albums, with their latest effort, Something Else, released in April 2017.

O’Riordan has released two solo albums, 2007’s Are You Listening? and 2009’s No Baggage.

The Cranberries were forced to cancel a number of tour dates in 2017 due to O’Riordan suffering from back issues.


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

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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