The singer and front woman of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, has died today in London, aged just 46.
A statement has been released by her publicists saying:
‘Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time.
Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.’
The Cranberries found huge, worldwide success in the mid 1990s with hits including ‘Linger’ and ‘Zombie’.
Dolores was known to suffer from mental health issues after a terrible upbringing and being sexually abused as a teenager and led to her being anorexic.
Speaking about what followed in the time after her abuse, O’Riordan said: “It manifested itself in my behaviour and the pathologies I began to develop in my early adult life, such as my eating disorder, depression and eventually the breakdowns.” She admitted that she “tried to overdose” in 2012.
bye bye Gio. We're off to Ireland 🍀 pic.twitter.com/d6HKOFJqGB
— Dolores O'Riordan (@DolORiordan) January 4, 2018
News of her death has shocked the music world and her army of fans across the globe. RIP Dolores.