Cause of Cranberries singer's death not yet determined

Oscar Cross
January 19, 2018

"The death is not being treated as suspicious", London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement, adding: "A report will be compiled for the coroner", reported Efe news agency. Speaking to the Irish Independent, he said: "The very fact she recorded a song in sympathy and in remembrance for the boys was terrific".

The official Cranberries website cited, "medical reasons associated with a back problem" preventing singer Dolores O'Riordan from performing.

"She sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and my wife this week", he stated. He said that the lyrics of the song resonated with him but never really knew the significance of the song until after hearing of O'Riordan's death and then he found out that they wrote that song in memory of the bombings, the Irish Independent reported.

The Irish singer (46) was found dead in a London hotel on Monday morning during a recording trip ahead of a planned tour.

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan at the Vatican Christmas Concert in 2005.

O'Riordan's death came as a surprise for both her fans and to those close to her.

The band sold over 40 million records throughout their whole artistic journey as their album "No Need to Argue" sold seven million copies in the US while the overall sales were 17 million.


The lead singer of the Cranberries may have died of Fentanyl poisoning Monday, January 15th in a possible suicide.

"Dolores is attractive, Her art is attractive". Musicians from all over the musical spectrum are sending out their condolences.

Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins said O'Riordan and The Cranberries "had an enormous influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally".

She had been living in New York City with her boyfriend Ole Koretsky, with whom she performed in the band D.A.R.K. along with former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke. "Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family". She is survived by her three kids - 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota. "It was an honor and I'll miss you".

Plans are being made for her funeral, expected to take place in her native Limerick.

She was part of the creative production for all five hit albums, and wrote nearly all of the band's biggest hits like "Zombie", "Linger", "Animal Instinct", and "Dreams".

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