With the sudden passing of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan, many celebrities have taken to social media to express their condolences.
As The Blast previously reported, police in London responded to a hotel Monday morning around 9:05 AM. She was pronounced dead at the scene and officials tell us at this early stage the death is being treated as unexplained.
Her publicist released a statement announcing her passing that said, “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.”
The statement added, “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
— Julia Michaels (@imjmichaels) January 15, 2018
Devastated for fans and her family- Dolores O’Riorden had such an exquisite voice, so distinctive and defining of an era. She would have continued to be a rare musical treasure late into a long life #gonetoosoon https://t.co/2QH2cPgRf6
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) January 15, 2018
My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) January 15, 2018
Nooooo!! Have always adored her songs and voice https://t.co/asBAt1RJl1
— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 15, 2018
Shocked and heartbroken over Dolores O’Riordan’s death. The Cranberries were pinnacle in showing me that it was possible to fully embrace masculine and feminine energy in one cohesive sound. She was a true pioneer 💔
— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) January 15, 2018
For my 13 years old self with my Doc Martin boots and the lyrics learnt to Zombie…. Dolores O'Riordan was the epitome of cool. What an amazing voice and performer. Such sad news. Thoughts to her family. #RIPDoloresORiordan
— Caitriona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) January 15, 2018
Dolores O’Riordan’s voice helped me understand my place in the world. Blasting linger a little louder today pic.twitter.com/JvoqRT5imP
— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) January 15, 2018
— Brian J. Smith (@BrianJacobSmith) January 15, 2018
So incredibly sad to hear that Dolores O’Riordan, has passed. Too young and so very talented. 😔 RIP https://t.co/fSqPQNmzdU
— KarenDavid (@KarenDavid) January 15, 2018
— Paul Arthurs. (@BoneheadsPage) January 15, 2018