The Mighty Logo

Dolores O'Riordan, Lead Singer of The Cranberries, Dies at 46

The most helpful emails in health
Browse our free newsletters

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, has died suddenly in London, the band announced on Monday. She was 46. No details on the cause of death have been released yet.

“Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time,” a statement on Facebook reads.

In 2017, the singer said she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Later that year the band canceled concert dates on its European and North America tours, citing O’Riordan’s back problems. Lindsey Holmes, the band’s publicist, told the Associated Press that O’Riordan was in London for a short recording session.

“No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said.

As news broke, the music community began paying their respects to O’Riordan on Twitter.

The Mighty will update this story as it progresses. However, if speculation surrounding O’Riordan’s death is triggering to you, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Image via Creative Commons/F de Falso

Originally published: January 15, 2018
Want more of The Mighty?
You can find even more stories on our Home page. There, you’ll also find thoughts and questions by our community.
Take Me Home