The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has passed away suddenly at age 46. The Irish musician was part of the Irish rock band, which rose to international success in the 90s with hit singles that included “Linger” and “Zombie”. They have sold over 40 million records around the world.
The Cranberries is well known for catchy pop singles which were elevated by O’Riordan’s distinctive voice.
No further details of her passing are available at this time, her publicist said in a statement.
The band was in London for a short recording session and released a new album in 2017 called Something Else. They announced a European tour in 2017, but had to cancel European dates as a result of health issues O’Riordan was experiencing.
The official Cranberries website cited “medical reasons associated with a back problem” preventing O’Riordan from performing.
Musicians and fans are reacting with shock and sadness at the news.
“We are crushed to hear the news about the passing of Dolores O’Riordan. Our thoughts go out to her family at this terrible time,” tweeted Duran Duran.
James Corden tweeted, “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.”
Here are some videos of their greatest hits, featuring O’Riordan’s amazing voice.