The Irish musician died suddenly while in London for a recording session, according to her publicist.
“The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.”
No further details are available at this time.”
She posted her final tweet as she headed to the studio:
bye bye Gio. We’re off to Ireland 🍀 pic.twitter.com/d6HKOFJqGB
— Dolores O’Riordan (@DolORiordan) January 4, 2018
Here’s how Twitter has reacted to the news:
‘True legends never die. They just go home.’
RIP Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. pic.twitter.com/qiyOXMTdp4
— Isabella Cigno 💕💖 (@IsabellaCigno) 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
Famous musicians and fans were shocked at the news, as the popular singer, who was famous for songs such as ‘Zombie’ and ‘Linger’ had been working on a new recording.
The voice of Dolores O’Riordan has always been the sound of hope and youth and determination and an unwillingness to accept that you can’t change the world if you need to. We were lucky to have your voice growing up, Dolores. Rest in Peace.
— Niamh NicGhabhann (@Niamh_NicGhabh) January 15, 2018
But you see, it’s not me
It’s not my family
In your head
In your head they are fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head
In your head they are cryin’
In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Dolores O’Riordan for eternity pic.twitter.com/675gW22885
— Albert (@Kallerwriter) January 15, 2018