Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries Passes at 46, We Grieve

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2017 was rife with deaths, and today we’re hit with the first one that’s close to our hearts: the passing away of the Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan.

Perhaps not many of this generation will recognize that name, but if you are a 90s kid, then your heart must be breaking, too.

Her death was announced on the official Twitter account of the band.

Reports indicate that Dolores was in London for a recording session and was found dead in her hotel room in Park Lane Monday morning (GMT).

Irish-born, Dolores O’Riordan and her bandmates are best known for their hits Linger and Zombie, but their musical & lyrical genius extend well beyond these pieces.

As many musical groups of their generation, some of their work stood for a cause – and one of theirs are the issues Ireland was (and is facing). Their album No Need to Argue (1994), is in fact inspired by the IRA bombing in Warrington, Cheshire, England on March 20, 1993.

Needless to say, social media is filled with the outpouring of grief and memories.


For those of you who don’t know much of the band, do yourself a favor and listen to some of their best songs.

RIP, Dolores. You were one of the musicians who truly had an impact on our lives.

Noemi T

Freelance writer, book lover, professional nap-taker, wannabe beach bum


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