Celebrities Pay Tribute to Dolores O’Riordan Following Her Death
UPDATE (1/16/18 at 9:12 a.m. ET):
Dolores O’Riordan’s death is not being treated as suspicious, according to the police.
The lead singer of The Cranberries was found dead inside a London hotel room around 9 a.m. on Monday, January 15.
Countless celebrities paid tribute to the icon on social media.
“I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x,” James Corden wrote.
I once met Delores ORiordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that shes passed away today x— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
“My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock,” Hozier said.
“I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.”
Nooooo!! Have always adored her songs and voice https://t.co/asBAt1RJl1— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 15, 2018
Josh Groban shared, “Nooooo!! Have always adored her songs and voice.”
Original story (1/15/18 at 12:54 p.m. ET):
This is so tragic.
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly at the age of 46.
According to her publicist, she passed away inside a London hotel.
“Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today,” the statement said.
“She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.”
The statement continued, “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 Irish singer has recently been performing with a band called D.A.R.K. and was spending time in London.
The singer’s last tweet was posted on January 4.
“bye bye Gio. We're off to Ireland,” she wrote alongside a picture of her with her cat.
bye bye Gio. We're off to Ireland pic.twitter.com/d6HKOFJqGBDolores O'Riordan (@DolORiordan) January 4, 2018
She is best known for being a member of the famous ‘90s band, The Cranberries.
They had big hits like the song “Zombie” and “Linger.”
She was married to her husband Don Burton from 1994 to 2004. They have three children together — Taylor, Molly, and Dakota.
This is such tragic news.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dolores’ friends and family during this very difficult time.