President Of Ireland, Michael Higgins Pays Tribute To The Death Of Dolores O’Riordan

Music lost a substantial talent today, Dolores O’Riordan the frontwoman of iconic Irish grunge band – The Cranberries, died at the age of 46 in her London home early Monday morning.

Dolores O’riordan performing with The Cranberries in Paris, France on 4th April 2002 (Image: Anaka/DAPR via ZUMA Wire)

Lindsey Holmes, the publicist, issued an official statement to The Limerick Leader which said “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today” and the cause of death has yet to be revealed.

The Cranberries were formed in 1989 and O’Riordan was made lead singer a year after. Other members include Noel Hogan on guitar and his brother Mike Hogan on the bass. Not to forget Fergal Lawler on the drums.

Many influential figures across the globe have taken to social media in honour of Dolores and pay their last respects to the musical legend. Those including Michael Higgins, President of Ireland with the following statement:

“Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries had an immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally. I recall with fondness the late Limerick TD Jim Kemmy’s introduction of her and The Cranberries to me, and the pride he and so many others took in their successes. To all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians and the performing arts her death will be a big loss.“

Other artists and fans who are shocked by the tragic news have expressed their sadness and bid their last goodbyes to the Irish Songbird:

Damn. Delores O’riordan passed of #TheCranberries. rip.

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As our own tribute to Dolores, #teamCLEO have compiled some of our favourite 90s anthems by The Cranberries as her spirit lives on forever in our hearts.