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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

"The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session".

Late night television host James Corden told a personal story of meeting O'Riordan when he was just 15 years old.

"Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very hard time", the statement concluded.

Their biggest hits, Linger and Zombie, catapulted the Limerick band to arena-filling status and were frequently covered by other artists.

In 2017, the Cranberries' canceled many dates on their Europe and North America tour, with the band citing O'Riordan's ongoing back problems as the cause.

Iconic songs from The Cranberries to remember Dolores O'Riordan byHer Cranberries bandmates - Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergus Lawler - tweeted that O'Riordan "was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life". Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in NY with the house band.

Ms. O'Riordan pleaded guilty to assaulting airport police at Ireland's Shannon Airport in 2014. The close-knit community of Ballybricken were rallying around O'Riordan's "devastated" mother Eileen and six siblings.

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It read: "It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Dolores O'Riordan, musician, singer and song writer".

"Oh wow. Dolores O'Riordan was a BIG part of my childhood".

"Her family are still waiting for more details to come from London about her death". In 2017, the group announced they'd be going on tour with shows slated for Europe, the United Kingdom and the US.

O'Riordan married Don Burton, the former tour manager of Duran Duran, in 1994 and they had three children.

"I was at the hypomanic side of the spectrum on and off for a long period but generally you can only last at that end for around three months before you hit rock bottom and go down into depression", she continued.

O'Riordan, from Friarstown, Kilmallock, Co Limerick, was renowned for her distinctive singing voice.

As Dolores was a renowned singer and songwriter, many of her famous peer have since taken to Twitter to mourn her untimely death.