posted by Matt Jarrells on 01/15/2018
January 16, 2018
The music world is once again shaken by the passing of a formative artist. Dolores O'Riordan, singer and songwriter of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly of undisclosed causes Monday at age 46.
The Cranberries made their mark in the late '90s with a string of hits that included "Dreams", "Linger", and "Zombie", a protest song about bombings that took place in relation to the conflict in Northern Ireland.
The Cranberries formed in Limerick, Ireland in 1989. The band sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, with four Top 20 albums on the American charts. During the band's hiatus, O'Riodan released a pair of solo records. The Cranberries reunited in January 2009 to celebrate O'Riordan becoming an Honorary Patron of University Philosophical Society (Trinity College, Dublin).
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