Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

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The Cranberries lead singer had been rehearsing in Limerick venue Dolan's Warehouse last month and had been planning a home town gig, said staff.

It was announced on 15 January, 2018 that Dolores had "died suddenly" at the age of 46 while recording in London. Their Stephen Street produced debut album, 1993's Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can't We?

As we previously reported, fans of The Cranberries were hit with some devastating news when it was revealed that the band's frontwoman, Dolores O'Riordan, has passed away. No other information about her death was immediately available. The first song Ms. O'Riordan wrote with the band was "Linger".

On December 20 O'Riordan tweeted from the band's official account, writing: "Hi All, Dolores here". The Limerick band veered from dreamy, jangly paeans in their early days to a heavier, rock-oriented sound in the mid-90s, before returning to something softer in their later era, excelling at each along the way.

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, best known for hit song "Zombies", has died suddenly today.

In 2007 O'Riordan launched a solo project with her album "Are you Listening?" before reuniting with the group in 2009. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way.

Holmes said the singer's family is "devastated" by the news. However, it was cut short due to O'Riordan suffering from back problems which affected her singing and ability to play guitar. Until then, I'd always thought that putting tongues in mouths was disgusting, but when he gave me my first proper kiss, I did indeed 'have to let it linger'.

The singer had previously admitted three assaults and obstructing a garda after being taken off an Aer Lingus flight from New York's JFK to Ireland on November 10 2014.

In 2016, she avoided a criminal conviction and was fined €6,000 euro (£4,690) for head-butting and spitting on a police officer following an alleged air rage incident at Shannon Airport.

O'Riordan had apparently dealt with some of the extreme symptoms of mania, saying: "When you're manic you don't sleep and get very paranoid".

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