The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan suddenly dies, at age of 46

The Cranberries performing Live in Berlin, Germany / Photo from Metro UK (ctto)

Irish band lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries suddenly died at age of 46.

In a statement from her publicist, "The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.”

No further details yet about the cause of her death were provided as of this writing.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police said that they were called to a hotel in Park Lane at 09:05 GMT on Monday as there was a "a woman in her mid-40s" dead at the scene.

Her Cranberries band mates - - Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler, and Mike Hogan expressed their grief  and paid tribute to the lead singer through the social media.

In a message they said: "She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to been part of her life from 1989."

Meanwhile, according to her publicist, Dolores’ family are devastated to hear the news and have requested for privacy to grieve.

The Cranberries rose to fame in 1990s with their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

The band was able to sell up to 40 million records worldwide.

In 2014, O'Riordan divorced her husband of 20 years, Don Burton, former tour manager of Duran Duran, whom she have three children with.

In the same year, the lead singer was arrested over an alleged ‘air rage’ incident, after allegedly attacking a flight stewardess on flight.

Two years after, she was ordered to pay 6,000 euros (£5,300) to charity as fine for headbutting a police officer.

In 2015, O’Riordan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which explains the plane incident.

In an interview in 2013, she admitted that she had been abused as a child, which resulted to eating disorder and emotional breakdown.

 source: BBC News

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