LONDON, United Kingdom – London’s Metropolitan Police Service initially pronounced that the Irish musician’s, Dolores O’Riordan, death was unexplained. Moreover, on Tuesday, they affirmed that her death was unsuspicious and there was no foul play evidence.
The lead singer of the Irish alternative band, Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan,was said to be in London for a short recording session. She was with the LA-based rock group, Bad Wolves, for a cover of The Cranberries 1994 hit song, Zombie.
Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler express their devastation on the passing of their friend and former Cranberries bandmate, Dolores. They feel very privileged to have been a part of such an extraordinarily talented person from 1989 when they started the Cranberries. According to the rockers, she was a genuine artist, and the world has lost one.
The Cranberries producer, Stephen Street, remembers Dolores as a “nervous, shrinking wallflower” who incredibly transformed to rock stardom. Their first album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? which included Dreams and Linger made Dolores and the band so famous. Street branded her as a “Firebrand” who made everyone in the band come alight during sessions with her vocal performances. Street stated that he and the members of the group, who deserved their success around the world, were blessed to have known Dolores.
The U2 members posted on their Instagram account in honor of the rockstar, Dolores. According to them, the singer had this storm of voice with the conviction that could speak to people.
On the 60th birthday celebration of Shane MacGowan, punk rocker of the Celtic last Monday, Bono, made a shout-out for O’Riordan. In Ireland National Concert Hall, he yelled “linger” after singing A Rainy Night in Soho. Bono was with Johnny Depp and U2.
Musicians and Irish countrymen gave tribute to the late international singer who was said to have suffered from mental health problems and childhood physical abuse.
Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, tweeted that Dolores O’Riordan was the voice of Ireland’s generation in the 1990s. In his tweet, he claimed that Dolores might have been Limerick’s greatest rock star ever.
Michael D. Higgins, an Irish president, admired the band and singer’s influence not only in Ireland but also in the international music both in rock and pop. The president recalled how Jim Kemmy introduced her and The Cranberries and how much pride Ireland had taken on the success of their music.
Meanwhile, another Irish musician, Hozier, singer of Take Me to Church, was disheartened and shocked by her passing. In his tweet, he recalled the first moment he heard Dolores O’Riordan’s powerful voice and how such voice could deliver one cohesive sound in rock.
In Limerick, her hometown and where the “Cranberries” has risen, people signed a book of condolences. Stephen Keary, the city mayor, shared the book with its online version on Facebook. According to the mayor, Dolores has given Limerick a chance to be on the world’s stage and to be included in the music map.
Dolores O’Riordan’s family and close friends, supporters, music artists, and Ireland grieved over the passing of a real rock star.