The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said. “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today, family members are devastated,” Lindsey Holmes said in a statement. “The lead singer…was in London for a short recording session,” she added. “No further details are available at this time.” A spokeswoman for London’s Metropolitan police said officers are “dealing with a sudden death” after they were called to a hotel in Park Lane, in the centre of the British capital, at 0905 GMT this morning. She did not confirm the identity of the person found. “A woman in her mid-40s was pronounced dead at the scene,” the spokeswoman said. “At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained and enquiries continue,” she added. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was among the first to pay tributes, calling O’Riordan “the voice of a generation”. “For anyone who grew up in Ireland in the 1990s, the Cranberries were an iconic band, who captured all of the angst that came with your teenager years,” he said in a statement. “Her voice and her contribution to music will be remembered far beyond her native county for many years to come.” Family ‘very devastated’ The London Hilton on Park Lane confirmed “with deep regret” that an unnamed guest had “sadly passed away” at its hotel. “Team members acted swiftly to alert the Metropolitan Police and we are co-operating… [Read full story]

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