Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

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DOLORES O'Riordan, frontwoman of the iconic Irish grunge band The Cranberries, has died at the age of 46. Later that year, the band canceled most of its European summer and North American fall tour dates due to what was described as Ms. O'Riordan's "recovery from her ongoing back problem".

Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan of Irish band The Cranberries performs on stage during the 23th edition of the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac on July 07, 2016.

HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with The Cranberries, and with Dolores' loved ones during this hard time.

The band followed that record up with five more albums with the most recent release being 2017's Something Else. As soon as you hear her broad Limerick accent lilting and yodelling over a song, you instantly know who it is singing, be that in her work with the "90s band or on her own solo releases".

"It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Dolores O'Riordan, musician, singer and song writer".

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The band, which was formed in 1989, rose to global fame in the 1990s and sold more than 40m records worldwide, with hits including Zombie, Linger and Dreams.

Leading the way were Irish singer's, Ronan Keating and Delta Goodrem's ex, Brian McFadden, as well as bands Hozier and Duran Duran, and talk-show host James Corden. Their guitar-based sound had an alternative-rock edge at a time when grunge was storming the music scene. "We all loved her very, very much", said family friend Canon Liam McNamara. Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in NY with the house band. "As you get older you develop more fear and you get more apprehensive, but when you're young you've no fear", she said. "So sorry to hear that she's passed away today".

- Paul Arthurs. (@BoneheadsPage) January 15, 2018 Shocked and heartbroken over Dolores O'Riordan's death. "I never imagined that.it would become a big song".

Dolores married Duran Duran manager Don Burton in July 1994.

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