Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of much loved 90’s Irish band The Cranberries was pronounced dead. In a statement, it was said that she died “suddenly” but no cause of death was given. O’Riordan was in London “for a short recording session.” In 2014 O’Riordan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In 2017, the band had to cancel several dates in the UK and North America due to O’Riordan’s ongoing back issues.
The band from Limerick Ireland shot to fame with the release of their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? in 1993. The band is one of the most successful rock acts of the 90’s, selling over 40M albums worldwide. The band achieved four top 20 albums and eight top 20 singles (including “Linger,” “Dreams,” “Zombie,” “Ode to My Family,” “Ridiculous Thoughts,” “Salvation,” “Free to Decide” and “Promises”).
In 2007, Dolores O’Riordan recorded a solo album, Are you Listening? In 2009, after a six year hiatus, the Cranberries reunited and started touring again. In 2016, O’Riordan teamed up with Andy Rourke of the Smiths, forming the band D.A.R.K., and releasing the album Science Agrees. In 2017, the Cranberries recorded Something Else, an acoustic album recording their hits with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.
Watch the video for The Cranberries unforgettable hit “Linger” below:
Watch the video for “Zombie” below: