Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of The Cranberries, has died aged 46.
The Guardian reports that the news was confirmed by her publicist in a statement, but no cause of death has yet been announced.
“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today,” the statement read. “She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.”
The statement continued, “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
The Irish Times reports that the Cranberries cancelled tour dates in 2017 due to O’Riordan’s bad back.
President of Ireland Michael Higgins said in a statement, “It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Dolores O’Riordan, musician, singer and song writer. Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries had an immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally. I recall with fondness the late Limerick TD Jim Kemmy’s introduction of her and The Cranberries to me, and the pride he and so many others took in their successes. To all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians and the performing arts her death will be a big loss.”
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US.
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