Dolores O'Riordan

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Dolores O'Riordan
Dolores O'Riordan in 2016
Dolores O'Riordan in 2016
Background information
Birth nameDolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan
Born(1971-09-06)6 September 1971
Limerick, Ireland
Died15 January 2018(2018-01-15) (aged 46)
London, England, UK
GenresAlternative rock, post-grunge, Celtic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
Years active1990–2018
LabelsSanctuary, Cooking Vinyl

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan (/ˈrɪərdən/; 6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018) was an Irish musician and singer-songwriter. She led the rock band The Cranberries for thirteen years before the band took a break starting in 2003, reuniting in 2009.[1]

Her first solo album Are You Listening? was released in May 2007 and was followed up by No Baggage in 2009.[2] She was known for yodeling and for her strong Limerick accent.[3]

O'Riordan appeared as a judge on RTÉ's The Voice of Ireland during the 2013/14 season. In April 2014 O'Riordan joined Jetlag (now called D.A.R.K.)[4] and began recording new material.

In May 2017, O'Riordan said that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.[5]

O'Riordan, who was drunk, accidentally drowned in her London hotel room on 15 January 2018 at the age of 46.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bray, Allison (23 February 2012). "Why it's all smelling of 'Roses' for the Cranberries". Irish Independent.
  2. Roberts, Lauren. "Singing Lessons Carrum Bayside". Vocal studio. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  3. "Dolores O'Riordan – 'I went nuts. I was so lonely all that time'". The Independent. London. 12 June 2009. She is also on the brink of releasing her second solo album in August, No Baggage, which still bears her inimitably lyrical, Limerick-accented voice, but with softer and brighter lilts than with The Cranberries.
  4. "About". Jetlag NYC. Google blogger.
  5. "The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, 45, on the band's new album, The Voice and being chased by a bear". Archived from the original on 16 September 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  6. Hosford, Paul (15 January 2018). "Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46". The Journal. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. "Cranberries singer O'Riordan died by drowning". BBC News. 2018-09-06. Retrieved 2018-09-06.

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