Dolores O'Riordan Dead at 46, Survived By 3 Children

This is shocking and upsetting and my hearts go out to her family, band members and friends. Like so many performers who are more at home on the stage than in their everyday environment, she seemed to be wracked with insecurity.

O'Riordan split from her husband of 20 years, Don Burton in 2014.

Police in London said a woman in her 40s was pronounced dead early on Monday at a hotel on Park Lane in central London.

Publicist for the 46 -year-old confirmed this morning Dolores O'Riordan has passed away suddenly at the age of 46.

"The suddenness of her death has been a shock".

James Corden also recalled a sweet memory of when he met the singer, writing: "I once met Delores O'Riordan when I was 15".

"Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries had an huge influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally". Their guitar-based sound had an alternative-rock edge at a time when grunge was storming the music scene.

Dolores O'Riordan took the world by storm in the mid-1990s, as the lead singer of The Cranberries, with her distinctively strong Irish accent and a haunting melodic voice that produced a string of hits, making her a household name around the world.

The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to global success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way.

"Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries had an huge influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally".

But by 2003 it was time for a change and the band announced they were taking some time off to pursue other opportunities.

Holmes said the singer's family is "devastated" by the news.

As always, our thoughts are with Dolores' family and fans during this incredibly heartbreaking time. She went into self-protection mode but with massive success she then began to embrace the possibilities of fame and became increasingly outspoken - sometimes her views on controversial social issues in Ireland saw her cast as a pretender to Sinead O'Connor.

"I knew why I hated myself". She pleaded guilty and was fined 6,000 euros ($6,600).

"You get ups as well as downs".

  • Kyle Peterson