The star of The Cranberries and lead singer Dolores O’Riordan died suddenly at the age of 46. The Irish musician led the band to international success in the 90s and is best known for singles like Linger and Zombie.
The Cranberries shot to fame in 1993 with their debut album titled, quite appropriately, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? It went on to sell about 40 million records worldwide!
Here’s a touching tribute to the singer from the rest of the bandmates:
We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
In honour of her talent, here are some of her amazing songs:
When you’re gone:
Ode to my family:
And here are some of the sweetest tweets about the singer’s death:
— Gillian Wilson (@Ladycult) January 16, 2018
— Paddy Galloway (@PaddyG96) January 15, 2018
So sad to hear about the sudden loss of Dolores O’Riordan, a hero to myself and so many others. I’m sure I’m not alone is saying that Dolores was one of the reasons I grew up in the ‘90s wanting more than anything to be a woman in a band with something to say ❤️#doloresoriordan pic.twitter.com/g2ONe3GDdp
— katy rose (@katyrosemusic) January 15, 2018
Oh, my life
Is changing everyday
In every possible way…
RIP Dolores O’Riordan
— Michel Jiménez (@MadSked) January 16, 2018
When I was in Argentina in 2007, a guy asked me where I was from and I said Ireland. His eyes lit up.
"Ah, like Dolores O'Riordan! She is my shooting star in the sky". #DoloresORiordan
— Darach Ó Séaghdha (@darachos) January 15, 2018
90s queen, guitar goddess who embraced all the power of her individualality, and transformed all those who listened. Swift reincarnation butterfly #DoloresORiordan
— Jessica Veronica (@Jessicaveronica) January 15, 2018
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) January 15, 2018