Three weeks before she passed away, Dolores O’Riordan wrote on her Facebook that she was “feeling good” following the cancellation of their tour because of her health issues. She wrote that she previously had several gigs in a while and performed at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York along with the house band.
Before the Billboard party, O’Riordan had her final concert with The Cranberries in May of 2017. Celebrity Insider reported earlier today that the singer died at the age of 46 on Monday, January 15th, while in London recording for their newest album.
Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. 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.
In a statement released to the Associated Press, friends and family members were devastated to hear the news that she passed away and asked for privacy at the time.
It isn’t currently known what she died from, but the singer supposedly suffered back problems in the past. She was an original member of the group from 1990 until 2003 and rejoined in 2009.
O’Riordan left behind her ex-husband who was the manager of Duran Duran, and they had three children together, Taylor, Molly, and Dakota, who are 20, 16, and 12 respectively.
The Cranberries became incredibly well known in the 1990’s with several tracks from their debut album.
Since their inception, they have sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has four top 20 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Additionally, they had several successful singles like “Linger,” “Zombie,” “Dreams,” “Ode To My Family,” and “Ridiculous Thoughts.” Some of their other albums include No Need to Argue, To The Faithful Departed, and Bury The Hatchet.
It’s a sad day for rock fans everywhere, and Dolores is just one of many 90’s rock stars to pass away in the last year. 2017 saw the loss of Chester Bennington from Link Park as well as Chris Cornell from Soundgarden.