Fans pay tribute to Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan


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. She pulled out her mom's acoustic guitar and played the first few bars of the song, and later gave me a mix CD of 20 tracks from the Irish rock band.

An inquest into the singer's death opened Friday at Westminster Coroner's Court. "She is taking a lot of strength from her faith at this hard time and is a remarkable woman".

Thousands of fans have gathered in Limerick to pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan. We can be grateful to Dolores' family for choosing this lovely church as a venue for her lying in repose.

This afternoon, her coffin was carried into Saint Joseph's Church in Limerick. Her spiritual journey continued in many parts of our world, and yet Dolores remained anchored in Limerick.

Now, O'Riordan's boyfriend has released a heartfelt statement (via People).

According to the BBC, O'Riordan will remain at the church all-day Sunday and be transported to a funeral home on Monday to be prepared for a public funeral mass.

The 46 year-old had been working on a new studio album with The Cranberries when and was in London to discuss this when she was found dead in a hotel.

The coroner overseeing the case, Shirley Radcliffe, noted that hearing will resume on April. 3, the date for a full inquest.

On Monday her body will be removed to Ballybricken, ahead of funeral mass on Tuesday at St Ailbe's Church.