Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies at 46

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

It was announced on 15 January, 2018 that Dolores had "died suddenly" at the age of 46 while recording in London.

A spokesman said police were continuing inquiries into the death, which was being treated as "unexplained".

The singer's publicist said she died during a short recording trip to London, but declined to comment on the cause of death.

The sad news was reported on the official "The Cranberries" Facebook page.

Dolores O'Riordan performs at a benefit show in aid of the United Nations' UNHCR refugees fund, in 2004.

She would struggle with the pressures of fame over the years but in more recent years, Dolores seemed to be getting her life and career back on track.

O'Riordan performing with the Cranberries in Barcelona, 2010.

Meeting her for the first time, then, in the early 1990s following the success of The Cranberries" debut album, "Eveybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?', was more than a little nerve-racking. The band sold about 40 million records worldwide.

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The Cranberries were one of the best rock bands in the '90s led by its singer Dolores O'Riordan.

Our thoughts are with Dolores' friends and family.

The band's songs - on which O'Riordan was chief lyricist and co-songwriter - had a Celtic-infused tunefulness. (2007) and No Baggage (2009).

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. They released the compilation album Something Else in April of previous year.

The Cranberries also reunited that year, resulting in the album "Roses" in 2012. And in O'Riordan the group had a charismatic lead singer with a distinctively powerful voice.

Ms. O'Riordan's marriage to Don Burton, a former Duran Duran tour manager, ended in divorce.

"Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very hard time", RTE quoted the publicist as saying.

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