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The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan dies at age 46

Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish front woman who led The Cranberries to worldwide fame as one of the most popular bands of the 1990s, has died. The Cranberries posted a public statement on Facebook telling fans about the sudden death of their front woman O’Riordan, Read their statement below.

“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. 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.”

The band also took to Twitter telling fans, “We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores,” her bandmates tweeted. “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.”

But these statements gave almost no details regarding the singer’s death, However it is known that she battled a bad back and other health issues last year that forced The Cranberries to cancel a tour of Europe and North America. She also revealed she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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