Dolores O’Riordan died suddenly in London, her publicist says.
Cranberries hits included Linger and Zombie
The lead singer of famed 90s rock band The Cranberries died in London Monday.
The Irish artist, originally hailing from Limerick, led the band to international success with singles including Linger and Zombie.
The statement from her publicist said:
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.
Sold 40 million albums worldwide
Last year, The Cranberries went on tour. However, it ran short due to O’Riordan’s health issues. In a press release, the Cranberries cited it was the singer’s back that was giving her problems.
The Cranberries shot to international fame with their 1993 debut album Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We? and went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.
No Need to Argue helped me through my weird adolescence. I still listen to the album regularly.
This is a huge loss to the music world.
Welcome to heaven
Welcome to Heaven, Dolores O'Riordan.
“Will I forget in time, ah,
You said I was on your mind?
There's no need to argue,
No need to argue anymore.
There's no need to argue anymore.”
– The Cranberries
— God 🌈 (@TheGoodGodAbove) January 15, 2018
I used to turn on my Cranberries CD and just cry and wish to be understood and not mocked or bullied. I used to listen to it at home because I would be called “white girl” on the bus. This album was all I had for awhile. Thank you #DoloresORiordan
— wynter mitchell-rohrbaugh (@wyntermitchell) January 15, 2018
— Amanda Ferguson (@AmandaFBelfast) January 15, 2018