Details are very scant right now but multiple outlets, including BBC, are reporting the death of Dolores O’Riordan, best known as the lead singer for the Cranberries.
Originally from Limerick, the Irish singer lent her vocals to hit songs such as “Linger,” “Zombie,” and “Salvation” but I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for “Dreams,” which was featured in the film, Boys on the Side.
A very brief statement from her publicist said: ”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.”
On a personal level as a fan, this is very sad news. O’Riordan was fierce and incredibly talented and, while they weren’t topping the charts right now, the Cranberries were an iconic, influential band that helped set the tone for a decade.
May Dolores O’Riordan rest in blissful peace.