Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries dies, aged 46

Cranberries lead singer dies at 46

The band confirmed O'Riordan's death in a brief statement, "Irish and worldwide singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today".

A statement from O'Riordan's publicist has described her death as "sudden" and added that her family is devastated by the news.

Last year, Dolores told a British newspaper that she wrote the band's smash-hit, "Linger", after being rejected by a boy at a local club in Limerick.

But the strain on O'Riordan, who was so shy that she performed with her back to the audience during some early concerts, was also becoming clear, with the band cutting short a tour in 1996 citing exhaustion and disillusionment.

"No further details are available at this time", the statement continued.

Formed in Limerick, Ireland at the end of the 1980s, The Cranberries became global stars in the 90s with hits including "Zombie" and "Linger" that fused the alternative rock edge with Celtic-infused pop tunefulness.

In 2016 Riordan was ordered to pay nearly £5,000 to charity after kicking, hitting and spitting on police officers who responded to an air rage incident on a flight from NY to Ireland.

O'Riordan, who joined the Cranberries in 1989 after seeing an advertisement in a local paper, suffered from bipolar disorder.

Dolores recorded a final project with the group D.A.R.K. which also included Andy Rourke of the Smiths and Ole Koretsky. Suddenly, the world's media wanted to know her opinions on everything from the mysteries of music to the issues then dominating world politics.

A publicist announced that O'Riordan died Monday while in England for a recording session.

She was ordered to pay 6,000 euro to charity for headbutting, kicking, hitting and spitting on police officers following an alleged air rage incident.

O'Riordan is survived by her ex-husband, the former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton, and their three children. "We all loved her very, very much".

BBC reports that Dolores O'Riordan died during a recent visit to London.

"She was 46 years old".

In 2017 The Cranberries announced a tour including dates in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the US.

Family friend Canon Liam McNamara paid tribute to Dolores, telling the Limerick Leader: "My heart goes out to the family".

Later changed to The Cranberries, the band's most successful tracks include "Zombie" (1994) - a protest song about bombings that took place the year before - as well as "No Need To Argue" (1994) and "To The Faithful Departed" (1996).

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