Dolores O'Riordan: Death of The Cranberries lead singer is not suspicious, police say

The Cranberries singer died Monday morning

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 16 January 2018 12:18

Metropolitan Police have confirmed Dolores O’Riordan’s death is not being treated as suspicious and a coroner report is being compiled.

A spokesperson for the Met said police were called to a hotel in Park Lane at 09:05, Monday (15 January), where they found "a woman in her mid-40s” who was pronounced dead at the scene.

O’Riordan reportedly died “suddenly” in London, where she had travelled for a short recording session. The cause of her death has not yet been revealed.

She shot to fame as lead singer of The Cranberries, made up of brothers Noel Hogan and Mike Hogan, joining the band after reading an advertisement in a local paper in 1989.

They went on to sell over 40 million records around the world, O’Riordan later releasing the solo records Are You Listening? in 2007 and No Baggage in 2009.

Tributes have poured in from fans, friends, and fellow musicians who praised her as "unforgettable and inspirational". Irish President Michael D. Higgins praised O’Riordan’s and the band’s “immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally.”

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