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Dolores O'Riordan

  • Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
  • Birthday: September 06
Date of passing: 
January 15, 2018

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Obituary: 

Dolores O'Riordan was an Irish musician and singer-songwriter.

She led the rock band the Cranberries for 13 years before the band took a break starting in 2003, reuniting in 2009.

Dolores O'Riordan was an Irish musician and singer-songwriter.

She led the rock band the Cranberries for 13 years before the band took a break starting in 2003, reuniting in 2009.

In 1990 O'Riordan auditioned for and won the role of lead singer for a band called The Cranberry Saw Us (later changed to The Cranberries). The band released five albums: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993), No Need to Argue (1994), To the Faithful Departed (1996), Bury the Hatchet (1999), and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001) and a greatest-hits compilation entitled Stars: The Best of 1992–2002 (2002), before they went on hiatus in 2003.

The music of the Cranberries was used in numerous movies, television shows, and soundtrack albums released in the United States. The band made appearances on several MTV specials, and late night variety/music/comedy programs hosted by Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, and Jimmy Fallon.

O'Riordan died January 15, 2018, in Mayfair, London, England. She was 46.

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Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan

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