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The Cranberries’ Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies at 46

The Cranberries’ Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies at 46

Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries
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The cause of death is still unknown. 

Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock band, The Cranberries, died on Monday at age 46.

O'Riordan's publicist, in a statement to the BBC, said, "the lead singer with the Irish band the Cranberries was in London for a short recording session," when she died suddenly. O'Riordon's star rose with her band's in the '90s with songs like "Dreams," "Linger," and "Zombie." Over the course of her career with the band, The Cranberries sold over 40 million album copies worldwide, with their sophomore effort, No Need to Argue, selling 17 million alone.

"Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time," her publicist added. The statement also states that no further information is available at this time as to the cause of death.

More information will be reported as it becomes available.

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