Alternative rock queen Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the early 90s band The Cranberries, passed away on January 15, 2018. She was found dead in her London hotel room at the age of 46. Although the results of the toxicology report were not revealed during the press conference, police are treating her death as “unexplained but not suspicious”.
You may be asking yourself, who is Dolores and who are The Cranberries? If that’s the case, let me jog your memory. Songs like, “Linger” and “Dreams” were major hits off their 1993 album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”. Following up with their next major hit in ‘94 “Zombie”.
Riordan’s unique voice has been heard on soundtracks for television shows such as “90210”, “Charmed”, “Party of Five”, “Gossip Girl” and movies like “You’ve Got Mail”. But in the early 2000s, the Cranberries broke up and O’Riordan succumbed to her chaotic creative mind.
Growing up in Ireland, she had a dark childhood, which included sexual abuse and her family losing their home in a fire. Fast-forward, the band broke up in 2003, her marriage ended and she was arrested for assaulting a flight attendant. In a downward spiral, O’Riordan was diagnosed with bipolar and severe back problems.
Although O’Riordan was troubled, music was her outlet and helped her get through it all. She was buried in her hometown of Limerick, Ireland on January 23, 2018.
By CSUITEMusic Lifestyle Blogger Tiffany Garcia
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