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Lead singer of “The Cranberries”, Dolores O’Riordan, died on Monday, January 15th 2018

Frontman of Irish rock band The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died at age 46 in London, England. Her cause of death is unknown and sudden, although it is a suspected suicide. Many fans have been reaching out and offering their words of admiration in honor of O’Riordan’s life and accomplishments in the music industry.
O’Riordan’s powerful songwriting and unique voice helped define the voice of 90s alternative rock. Known for songs such as “Zombie,” “Linger,” and “Dreams.” The Cranberries’s music spread many personal messages from O’Riordan. “Zombie” speaks out against the 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington, which took the lives of two innocent children. In disbelief, O’Riordan wrote one of the bands’ biggest hits.
The Cranberries released their first album, “Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?” in 1993, and went on to release seven studio albums. Some of their accomplishments were attaining four top albums on the Billboard 200 Chart, and eight Top 20 Singles on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The Cranberries were nominated for numerous awards and won many such as 1997 International Achievement, 1995 Best Song, and and 1996 Best Album.
After the band temporarily split up, O’Riordan worked as a solo artist, and opened up to the world on her struggles in life, from dealing with bipolar disorder to being sexually abused as a child, and her split with her longtime husband Don Burton. Through all these tribulations, O’Riordan remained a role model and her voice was never silenced.
O’Riordan’s death came as a shock to the music industry. The other members of the band, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler stated on the band’s Twitter, “We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.”
O’Riordan was a feminist icon and a pioneer of 90s alternative rock music. Her interesting voice and hard-hitting song lyrics mesmerized many. Dolores O’Riordan left her mark on the world and music industry, and she passed away too soon.

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