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Biography

  • Born

    6 September 1971

  • Born In

    Ballybricken, County Limerick, Munster, Ireland

  • Died

    15 January 2018 (aged 46)

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan (born 6 September 1971, died 15 January 2018) was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She led The Cranberries to worldwide success and fame for 13 years before the band took a hiatus in 2003. Her first solo album Are You Listening? was released in May 2007. Her second solo album No Baggage was released in August 2009. The Cranberries subsequently reunited, releasing the album "Roses" in 2012 and "In the End" in 2019, utilising lyrics and vocals O'Riordan recorded before her death.

Dolores O'Riordan was the youngest of seven born and raised in Ballybricken, Limerick, Ireland. In 1990 she auditioned and won the role of lead singer for a band called The Cranberry Saw Us (later changed to The Cranberries). The band released five albums before they took a break in 2003.

Her first solo album Are You Listening? was released in May 2007. Her second solo album No Baggage was released in August 2009.

While in London, England, for a short recording session, Dolores died suddenly on 15 January 2018 aged 46. The cause of death has not immediately been made public.

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