UPDATE: Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer Of The Cranberries, Has Died At 46

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, has died at 46 years old.

UPDATE: Today (Jan. 16) the Westminster police issued the following statement regarding O’Riordan’s death:

“Police in Westminster have dealt with a sudden death. Officers were called at 9.05am on Monday 15 January to a hotel in Park Lane, W1. A 46-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious. A report will be compiled for the coroner.”

A spokesperson confirmed the news to The Associated Press. So far, a cause of death has not been revealed.

A statement from her publicist reads:

“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. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

The surviving members of The Cranberries released the following statement:

“We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started The Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available. Please stay tuned.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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