IMRO would like to extend their condolences to the family, friends and band mates of Dolores O’Riordan, who passed away suddenly yesterday, 15th January, while recording in London.
Limerick born O’Riordan rose to international fame as lead singer of The Cranberries with their 1993 debut album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’. The band went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide and were responsible for hits such as ‘Dreams’, ‘Linger’ and ‘Zombie’, instantly recognisable thanks to Dolores’ unique haunting vocals. After releasing five original albums, the band took a break in 2003. During this time O’Riordan released two solo albums before reforming with the band in 2009. The Cranberries released a new album entitled ‘Something Else’ in April of last year, featuring acoustic versions of their hits along with three new songs.
A statement on the band’s social media read:
“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.
Noel, Mike and Fergal”