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Dolores O'Riordan
Background information
Birth name Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan
Born (1971-09-06)6 September 1971
Limerick, Ireland
Died 15 January 2018(2018-01-15) (aged 46)
London, England, UK
Genres Alternative rock, post-grunge, Celtic rock
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
Years active 1990–2018
Labels Sanctuary, Cooking Vinyl
Associated acts The Cranberries, D.A.R.K.

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan (/ˈrɪərdən/; 6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018) was an Irish musician and singer-songwriter. She led the rock band The Cranberries for thirteen years before the band took a break starting in 2003, reuniting in 2009.

Her first solo album Are You Listening? was released in May 2007 and was followed up by No Baggage in 2009. She was known for yodeling and for her strong Limerick accent.

O'Riordan appeared as a judge on RTÉ's The Voice of Ireland during the 2013/14 season. In April 2014 O'Riordan joined Jetlag (now called D.A.R.K.) and began recording new material.

In May 2017, O'Riordan said that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

O'Riordan accidentally drowned in her London hotel room on 15 January 2018 at the age of 46.

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