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16th January 2018

Dolores O’Riordan, singer with The Cranberries, has died aged 46 (

Dolores O’Riordan, image: Reuters
Image: Reuters
Her publicists released a statement on Monday saying: Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. 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. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.

For sure, alt-rock in the likes of The Pixies and The Cranberries ruled ‘90s movie soundtracks (, Oct. 2014):

It’s been 20 years since The Cranberries released their smash hit album No Need to Argue. The Irish chart-toppers got totally stuck in your he-eehh-d, in yar hay-ay-ay-ed in 1994 with singles like “Zombie,” “Ode to My Family” and “Ridiculous Thoughts.” Whether you were a tween who was stealing their CD when your older sister wasn't looking for a full-fledged Gen X flannel-wearing rebel, The Cranberries and No Need to Argue were a major part of your ’90s experience.

RIPDoloresO'Riordan (Twitter).

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Dolores O’Riordan death not treated as suspicious, say police (

A police spokeswoman confirmed the case had now been passed on to a coroner. … “The death is not being treated as suspicious. A report will be compiled for the coroner.”

With seemingly Éire recognizing its due to The Cranberries as much as The Cranberries recognised theirs to Éire:

The Irish president, Michael Higgins, said he learned of the news with “great sadness”, adding: “To all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians and the performing arts, her death will be a big loss.”

“Why The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan was the nineties feminist icon we all needed” (

But aside from the usual sibling imitation, something about that unique voice genuinely did appeal to me. Unlike so many of the female popstars I had come to know until that point, O’Riordan had not adopted a generic transatlantic twang for her singing. She rocked her Limerick lilt, unapologetically.

Updated 6th September 2018

Dolores O’Riordan drowned in bath, inquest finds (

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Cranberries, drowned in a bath as a result of intoxication from alcohol, an inquest has found.

Her alcohol level being four times the legal limit for driving and the court hearing that she had indeed struggled for many years with her bipolar disorder and excessive drinking.


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