Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer for Irish rock group The Cranberries, has died at age 46.
A publicist for the singer said that she died suddenly on Monday. She had been recording in London.
The cause of O’Riordan’s death was not immediately available.
A statement provided to TheWrap stated that O’Riordan’s family is “devastated” by the news.
“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. 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,” the statement read. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
O’Riordan is survived by three children, Ireland’s The Journal reported.
Formed in Limerick in 1989, the band found success with alternative rock hits including “Linger,” “Dreams” and “Zombie.”
After news of O’Riordan’s death broke, tributes to the singer spread across social media Monday.
“May be my favorite song ever. A personal anthem,” actor Francois Arnaud tweeted, along with a link to The Cranberries’ track “Dreams.” Thank you Dolores O’Riordan and Rest In Peace.”
“We are crushed to hear the news about the passing of Dolores O’Riordan,” Duran Duran wrote. “Our thoughts go out to her family at this terrible time.”
May be my favorite song ever. A personal anthem. Thank you Dolores O’Riordan and Rest In Peace. https://t.co/sVFV0Y9gVT
– Francois Arnaud (@francoarno) January 15, 2018
– Duran Duran (@duranduran) January 15, 2018
R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan. Your wonderful voice full of power, sadness and vulnerability will always remain s.th. special to listen to. ???” #ripdoloresoriordan #thecranberries pic.twitter.com/U60gDWC5dS
– Holger (@holgiwankenobi) January 15, 2018
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