Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries has died aged 46 [Getty]
The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died in a London hotel at the age of 46, a statement from her publicist has confirmed.
And Boyzone singer Ronan Keating has lead the emotional tributes to the frontwoman, saying she was a “lovely soul”.
Tributes poured in after its was announced that Dolores had passed away in London while she was in the capital for a recording session.
Tributes have poured in for The Cranberries singer after her sudden and tragic death [Twitter]
Ronan tweeted: “Totally shocked at the news about Dolores O Riordan an incredible talent and a lovely soul. My prayers are with her family and loved ones.”
Brian McFadden added to the tributes, tweeting: “Can’t believe Dolores O’Riordan has died. I’m in shock. Iconic vocalist and a lovely woman too. Had the honour of singing with her for pope John Paul in the Vatican many years ago.”
TV host James Corden added: “I once met Dolores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovey, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x”.
The members of the Irish rock band Cranberries [Getty]
Dolores’ band The Cranberries later wrote: “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 here life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today. Noel, Mike and Fergal.”
Singer Beverley Knight tweeted: “So, so saddened. What a great distinctive voice.”
Dave Davies of band The Kinks revealed that he had just seen Dolores before Christmas, writing: “I’m really shocked that Dolores O’Riordan has passed so suddenly. I was talking to her a couple weeks before Christmas and she seemed happy and well – we even spoke about maybe writing some songs together – unbelievable God bless her.”
Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries performs onstage in San Francisco, California [Getty]
A statement confirmed the death of the Zombie singer, reading: “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.”
She has three children with her ex-husband, Don Burton, the former tour manager of Duran Duran, who she split from in 2014.