The music industry lost an iconic singer today.
Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, was found dead in her London hotel room, her publicist confirms.
She was 46 years old.
The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died aged 46. Her publicist confirmed the news in a statement which read: ‘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.' pic.twitter.com/1n9C4QNiJV— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) January 15, 2018
“Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at the time,” said the statement from her publicist. “No further details are available at this time.”
The Irish band Kodaline was the first to pay tribute over social media, tweeting that they were “absolutely shocked” to hear of O’Riordan’s passing.
Absolutely shocked to hear about the passing of Dolores O'Riordan! @The_Cranberries gave us our first big support when we toured with them around France years ago! Thoughts are with her family and friends— Kodaline (@Kodaline) January 15, 2018
Kodaline opened for The Cranberries when the band toured through France in 2012.
O’Riordan and The Cranberries formed in Limerick, Ireland in 1989 and rose to fame in the 1990s with hits like ‘Zombie’ and ‘Linger.’
Their latest album, Something Else, was released in April 2017, but the band’s summer tour was canceled due to O’Riordan’s health issues.
The cause of her death is unknown at this time.