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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46
« on: January 15, 2018, 1746 UTC »
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.

The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie.

A statement from her publicist said: "The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.

"No further details are available at this time."

It added: "Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time."

Irish rock band Kodaline were among the first to pay tribute on social media.

    Absolutely shocked to hear about the passing of Dolores O'Riordan! @The_Cranberries gave us our first big support when we toured with them around France years ago! Thoughts are with her family and friends
    Kodaline (@Kodaline) January 15, 2018

End of Twitter post by @Kodaline

In 2017 The Cranberries announced a tour including dates in Europe, the UK, and the US.

However, in May 2017, shortly into the European tour, The Cranberries had to cancel the remainder of the European dates as a result of O'Riordan's health issues.

The official Cranberries website cited these issues as being problems with the singer's back.

O'Riordan split from her husband of 20 years, Don Burton in 2014. Together with Burton, who is the former tour manager of Duran Duran, they have three children.

The singer suffered from bi-polar disorder and was spared a criminal conviction after an air rage incident in 2014.

The Cranberries shot to international fame with their 1993 debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? and went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.

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Re: Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 0056 UTC »
The word is she was swallowed whole by a rare whale known to frequent the shores of the Irish Sea known as a "Carlisle". The females are known to eat humans and sing out in a discordant series of tones that both disorient and disable any prey withing range.

A female Carlisle escaped from Marineland in CA, in the mid 70's and has been terrorizing the coasts of the US and other bodies of water since.