Dolores O’Riordan from the Irish band The Cranberries at the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac on July 7, 2016
The singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died „suddenly“ Monday in London at the age of 46, announced his agent.
The singer „was in London for a short recording session,“ said her agent, Lindsey Holmes Publicity, in a statement.
„The family members are devastated by this news and have asked for privacy in this very difficult time,“ adds his agent.
Particularly famous in the 1990s, with hits like Zombie (on the war in Northern Ireland), Just My Imagination or Animal Instinct, the band has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. The album „No Need to argue“ was ranked number one in Australia, France and Germany and number six in the United States.
In 2003, tired of intensive tours and out of inspiration, the group formed in Limerick (Ireland) decided to take a break.
„In 2003, my son was five years old, my daughter was two years old and I took them on the road with us, I realized that it was not right for them, and then, from a creative point of view, we were in We needed a break, „Dolores O’Riordan told AFP in 2012.
Everyone was gone on their side, the short-haired singer cut short and the unusual voice trying a solo career, with a debut album, „Are you listening?“, Released in France in 2007.
The Cranberries had met in 2009 and released three years later the album „Roses“.
Their last album, „Something Else“ was released last year. They had to cancel several concerts, evoking then the problems of back of the singer.
Shortly before Christmas, Dolores O’Riordan posted a message on the group’s Facebook page: „Hello everyone, Dolores here, I feel good!“, She wrote, saying that she had made her „first gig for months this weekend“ .