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The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan Dead at 46
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Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries died on Monday, January 15th. The announcement went out on the band's official Facebook page. Although no details surrounding her death were available, the band did disclose that she was in London for a recording session.

The singer fronted The Cranberries from 1990 to 2003, and then again from 2009-2018. The band recorded 7 albums, and produced several hits in the mid 90s such as Linger and Zombie. Their debut single Dreams originally received little attention, and was re-released in 1994 after the band had received more attention. The group's second album No Need to Argue debuted at No. 6 on the US charts, and performed well internationally.

In 2004 O’Riordan began recording solo material, and released her first album Are You Listening? in 2007, and toured in Europe for a short while, although played in a few smaller US cities. In 2014 she started to record songs with D.A.R.K. (formerly known as Jetlag), and released an album in 2016 called Science Agrees.

The singer had a long running marriage with former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton, and were married for 20 years before splitting up in 2014. The couple had three children together.

O'Riordan was arrested and charged in 2014 after being assaulting an air hostess while returning to Ireland from New York. Later in 2017 she disclosed that the incident was related to bipolar disorder, from which she was suffering.

The singer was listed as one of Ireland's 10 most richest women in 2006.