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What awful news today, hearing about the sudden passing of the beautiful Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. Her death comes as a shock, her voice was ubiquitous when I was a teenager and knowing she’s gone seems unreal and wrong. So today, I’m turning to one of my favorite songs of all of the 1990s, a song that I loved even before I ...
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Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries | photo by Amarvudol | via Wikimedia Commons
Irish singer and songwriter Dolores O’Riordan — the singular voice at the front of alternative-era favorites The Cranberries — has passed away in London at age 46.
According to a BBC report, O’Riordan was in London for a recording session; a statement from the band’s publicist said “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
O’Riordan joined The Cranberries in 1990 — brothers Mike and Noel Hogan formed an early version of the band in Limerick, ...
A brief statement from the band’s publicist confirmed her sudden death, offering no details but saying “family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
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