U2 And R.E.M. Join Rock Icons Honouring The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan

Musical luminaries have paid tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, after the sudden death of The Cranberries‘ frontwoman at age 46. 

The Irish band issued a brief statement, calling O’Riordan an “extraordinary talent” and “a true artist”.

Some of the nation’s largest musical exports have also issued statements on her death, emphasising her influential and inimitable vocal delivery.

Alternative and mainstream acts abroad have also praised the artist, and voiced their sympathy for her family and countless fans.



O’Riordan was in London for a short recording session at the time of her death. Police confirmed a woman in her 40s was found dead in a Park Lane hotel, and a spokesperson said investigations into her “unexplained” death are underway.