Dolores O'Riordan has been laid to rest ahead of funeral

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Her body was laid in open coffin for a four-hour public reposing at St Joseph's Church earlier today (January 21). It's an honor typically reserved for dignitaries.

Police said her death was "unexplained" and an inquest heard that tests are still ongoing in an effort to establish the cause.

Thousands of fans gathered at a Limerick church to bid farewell to a fallen star: one who had touched their hearts, who had touched the nation.

O'Riordan's distinctive voice filled the building as her songs were softly played throughout the service.

He added: "We come to offer a heartfelt greeting to a deeply loved and cherished daughter of Limerick".

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Her coffin was this afternoon carried into St Joseph's Church, close to the secondary school Dolores attended.

O'Riordan's bandmates left a floral tribute next to her coffin that read, "The song has ended, but the memories linger on". The religious O'Riordan wore black and held two pearl rosary beads.

"The Funeral Mass for the late Dolores O'Riordan... former member of the Cranberries will take place in the Church of Saint Ailbe, Ballybricken, at 11.30am on Tuesday 23 January followed by private family burial", the church announced.

Dolores' beloved dad, Terry, died from cancer in 2011 at the age of 68, with it being said that the singer had been planning to visit his grave during a visit to her home town of Limerick this weekend.

Aged just 46 at the time of her passing, the death is being treated as unexplained but non-suspicious, with the results of the post-mortem examination yet to be revealed.