Dolores O’Riordan, lead vocalist of The Cranberries, has passed away today (15 January).
A statement from her publicist says that she “died suddenly in London”. It reads: “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 statement adds: “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
The singer was born in Limerick in 1971, and went on to form The Cranberries with guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler in 1989. Their 1993 debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, propelled the band to international stardom. Over the course of their career, the group released seven studio albums and sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Their most notable hits include Zombie and Linger.
O’Riordan split from her husband of 20 years, Don Burton, in 2014. The singer is survived by their three children Taylor Baxter, Molly Leigh and Dakota Rain.