Yesterday morning Dolores O’Riordan of the legendary Irish rock band The Cranberries was found dead at age
46 in her hotel room at the London Hilton on Park Lane. She had been in London working on new music in the
studio and was set to record vocals yesterday. No cause of death has been determined yet.
The Cranberries rose to fame in the early 90’s with their hits “Linger”, “Dreams”, “Zombie” and “Salvation”. It
all started when a band from Limerick, Ireland had placed an advertisement looking for a new vocalist for the
band, then called The Cranberry Saw Us, and hired Dolores after she sent back a song she had put vocals to
that would later become one of their biggest songs “Linger”. In 1993 they released their debut album Everybody
Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? which went multi-platinum worldwide and followed it up with their equally
as big sophomore album No Need To Argue. The band went on hiatus to allow everyone to work on solo
projects before reuniting in 2009. Last year the band released an album of stripped down favourites called
Something Else and were set to do a world tour before having to postpone due to Dolores having back issues.
The Cranberries were the first band I got into that wasn’t something I had found through my parents and
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? was the first album I ever got back in early 1993. I never got the
chance to see them live. I did not have many female idols to look up to growing up and Dolores was there
before Shirley, Gwen and others.
Gone but not forgotten. Dolores will live on their her music and her beautiful voice.
Tributes pouring in from fans, friends and fellow musicians across the world.
"Too Many, too soon. RIP Dolores xxxx"- Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)
"Devastated forfans and herfamily- Dolores O'Riordan had such an exquisite voice, so distinctive and defining of
an era. She would have continued to be a rare musical tresure late into a long life.#gonetoosoon" - Liz Phair
"So saddened to hear about the sudden death of Dolores O'Riordan. Our sincerest condolences to
@The_Cranberries and all of her loved ones." - Garbage
"Favourite Cranberries song, have never not cried while listening so... here we go. #np "I will always go beside
you, you will always understand it." #restinpeace" - Hayley Williams (Paramore)
"RIP Dolores O'Riordan of @The_Cranberries you passed way too soon, remember working your firstshow in LA
and sitting by the side of the stage just enthralled by your voice and prescence." - Kevin Lyman (Warped
"Thank you, Dolores O'Riordan." - Bryce Avary (The Rocket Summer)
Bryce singing "Linger"
"RIP Delores. Incredible artisst gone too soon. ♀❤" - Tay Jardine
Rest In Peace Dolores O'Riordan 1971-2018