The Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dead At 46

I’ve been to many concerts during my day, but one of my favorites ever is The Cranberries during the late ’90s. Sadly, the band’s lead singer Dolores O’Riordan tragically passed away on Monday. She was only 46-years-old at the time.

“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today,” her publicist said in a statement. “She was 46 years old. 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.”

The Cranberries formed in Limerick, Ireland back in 1989 under the original name The Cranberry Saw Us. They rose to international fame with their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?. With over 40 million records sold worldwide, they are considered one of the most successful rock acts of the ’90s. After a six-year hiatus, they reunited in 2009. Most recently in April 2017, the band released an acoustic album titled Something Else, covering earlier songs together with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Our condolences go out to O’Riordan’s family, friends and bandmates. Definitely gone too soon. She is survived by her three children: Taylor Baxter, Molly Leigh, and Dakota Rain. She split with her ex-husband Donald Burton several years ago.

Relive some of my favorite hits from the band below.

The Cranberries ‘Linger’ Music Video

The Cranberries ‘Dreams’ Music Video

The Cranberries ‘Zombie’ Music Video

The Cranberries ‘Salvation’ Music Video

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  • Jason Paul

    They’re so quintessential for the grunt/alt music of the 90s.