With vocals that went unmatched in these days of auto tuning and song writing skills that evoked images and emotions this leader singer was more than just another entertainer.
Dying suddenly at 46, Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer and primary songwriter for the Irish band The Cranberries leaves a legacy fraught with success and immense internal strife. She had been in the recording studio, according to reports, at the time of her sudden death.
“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,” the band said in a statement on Facebook.
O’Riordan was the voice behind The Cranberries’ biggest hits, including “Zombie” and “Linger,” the latter of which, a lilting love song, served as the band’s breakthrough hit in 1993.