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Following today's news of the unexpected death of the Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, the music world is showing its respect for the vocalist behind such alt-rock hits as “Linger,” “Zombie” and “Ode To My Family.” See how some artists and entertainers are honoring the musician below.
The Irish-born O'Riordan—who released seven albums with the Cranberries, from their classic 1993 debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? to last year's “unplugged” collection Something Else—died in London on Monday, according to the BBC, where she was in the British capital “for a short recording session.” Her publicist added, “Family members are devastated to hear the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” No further details about the singer's death have yet been revealed.
Read musicians and others' initial outpourings of love and appreciation for O'Riordan and the Cranberries right here, including those from Halsey, Juliet Simms, and members of bands like Boston Manor, MxPx and Emarosa:
Heartbreaking. Dolores O’Riordan was a massive influence for me. I grew up listening to The Cranberries with my mother and learned so much about having an unconventional singing voice. Dolores taught me how to use my voice in a manner that was emotive, even if I wasn’t classically skilled. That people will love it when you MEAN what you SAY. Her voice was beautiful to me. And she was a fierce BADASS trailblazing woman in the rock landscape. (I also learned a thing or two about changing my hair every week it seems). Always an inspiration to me and I’m devastated to hear about her death. Rest In Peace, you were far too young. ❤️
Henry Cox (Boston Manor)
Bummer to hear about Dolores O'Riordan. Was just listening to No Need To Argue yesterday. A unique voice that had a lot to say.
— Henry Cox (@demgreens) January 15, 2018
Heather Baron-Gracie (Pale Waves)
— Heather Baron-Gracie (@HBARONGRACIE) January 15, 2018
One of my fondest memories of the last few years was playing a BC show on the rooftop of a hotel in Cabo and then crashing the house bands set with “Zombie” while Payton Manning was hanging in the audience (lol) RIP Dolores, your voice always got me good �� pic.twitter.com/WoeGhM8zCt
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) January 15, 2018
Mike Herrera (MxPx)
Not my Dolores!! ☹️ https://t.co/pwHqu9CDmR
— Mike Herrera (@mikeherreraTD) 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
Bradley Walden (Emarosa)
This is so heartbreaking. https://t.co/ajE041u41y
— Bradley (@bradleywalden) January 15, 2018
RIP Dolores O'Riordan of @The_Cranberries you passed way to soon, remember working your first show in LA and sitting by the side of the stage just enthralled by your voice and presence.
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) January 15, 2018
I'm sad to hear of the passing of Dolores O'Riordan RIP.
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) January 15, 2018
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
The Cranberries were a huge part of the soundtrack to my youth. Incredibly sad news.
— Hurry (@hurryband) January 15, 2018
Chrissy Costanza (Against The Current)
One of the first songs I covered at a music school when I was young was Zombie. Dolores had a style that was completely foreign to me and I loved every minute of exploring it. Rest easy, you will be missed �� https://t.co/iTm9MAA7EH
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) January 15, 2018
Ryan Scott Graham (State Champs)
Devastating. RIP �� https://t.co/gV9xg4hAa8
— Ryan Scott Graham (@RyanScottGraham) January 15, 2018
Pierce The Veil
RIP to one of the most beautiful and unique voices in rock history, The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan. We send all of our love to her family and friends today ❤️ #RIPDoloresORiordan
— Pierce The Veil (@piercetheveil) January 15, 2018
Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low)
Making music for Dolores today. You will be missed. Thank you for what you gave us. #RIPDoloresORiordan
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) January 15, 2018
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