Celebrities reacted with a mix of shock and sadness after the sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of popular ’90s band The Cranberries. The 46-year-old died Monday in London.
O’Riordan was beloved for her distinctive voice, which made songs like “Linger” and “Dreams” so iconic. The Cranberries released a statement about O’Riordan’s sudden death, saying, “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news.”
Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old.
Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time. Full Statement: https://t.co/L8K98BFpSMpic.twitter.com/ADEY51Xnwe
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
Duran Duran, Liz Phair, James Corden, Hozier and Foster the People were among the many who paid tribute to O’Riordan on Twitter:
Devastated for fans and her family- Dolores O’Riorden had such an exquisite voice, so distinctive and defining of an era. She would have continued to be a rare musical treasure late into a long life #gonetoosoonhttps://t.co/2QH2cPgRf6
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) January 15, 2018
Shocked and heartbroken over Dolores O’Riordan’s death. The Cranberries were pinnacle in showing me that it was possible to fully embrace masculine and feminine energy in one cohesive sound. She was a true pioneer
— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) January 15, 2018
My first time hearing Dolores O’Riordan’s voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I’d never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to…