[Updated] The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at 46

19 January, 2018, 01:59 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan performs during the European Border Breakers awards or EBBA awards in Cannes southern France. AP

Yesterday, Dolores's friend and music producer Dan Waite - one of the last people to hear from her before she died - said that she left a voice message on his phone, just hours before she was found dead. Medical records given to the court at her trial indicated she was mentally ill at the time.

The Cranberries' frontwoman, Dolores O'Riordan, has been described as a woman of soul and courage by the bishop of Limerick, where she honed her musical talent at a Catholic school in the 1980s.

Police had initially treated Dolores' death as "unexplained" but have since said it was "non-suspicious".

Police said they were called to a hotel in Park Lane in the center of the British capital at 09:05 GMT on Monday.

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A spokesperson for London's Metropolitan Police clarified on Tuesday, Jan. 16, that they found no evidence of foul play.

Fans of the 90s rock band The Cranberries are mourning the loss of singer Dolores O'Riordan by streaming and downloading the band's music on services like Spotify, Apple, and Amazon. Four of the band's singles rank in the top five most-downloaded digital songs on Amazon's list, with "Linger" (up more than 150,000%) ranking second behind "I've Been Blind" by The Fratellis.

The lead singer of the Cranberries may have died of Fentanyl poisoning Monday, January 15th in a possible suicide.

It was 1996 and, in her own words, Dolores was "a basket-case".

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"I'm so sorry you lost your friend".

"I am heartbroken and devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dolores".

Various musicians from different music backgrounds offered their condolences for O'Riordan's death, especially the Irish songwriter Hozier who expressed his sadness saying that O'Riordan's voice "threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of rock". She is survived by her three kids - 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota.

Her most recent project was the band D.A.R.K, which she formed with her boyfriend Ole Koretsky and former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke. "He was such a good man, very kind and I loved him", she said. Her family is lovely. I will miss her terribly. She had struggled at times with the band's success, dropping out of a tour in 1996 citing exhaustion and disillusionment and later leaving her native Ireland for several years to avoid the spotlight.

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