2 years ago The Cranberries​ lead singer Dolores O’Riordan died aged 46

(Photo by Wikipedia) Today, exactlt 2 years ago the sad news broke that Dolores O’Riordan,…

The Cranberries​ lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

(Photo by Wikipedia) Today, exactlt 2 years ago the sad news broke that Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of The Cranberries, had died, aged only 46.

O’Riordan was in London to work with Martin “Youth” Glover on her side project D.A.R.K. and to meet representatives of the BMG record label about a new album of The Cranberries. She was found unresponsive that morning at the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel in Mayfair and died.

The cause of death was not immediately made public until an inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court held on 6 September, which ruled that she died as a result of accidental drowning in a bathtub, following sedation by alcohol intoxication.

Dolores O’Riordan brought the rock band The Cranberries to worldwide success for thirteen years before the band took a break starting in 2003, reuniting in 2009. She also started a solo career with her first solo album “Are You Listening?” being released in May 2007. It was followed up by “No Baggage” in 2009.



Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Alternatively you can also donate using Cryptocurrency if you want to donate just once.

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Tether
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to 3J5Y7wgsZYFciSdagE14vaxyDQXx7Cn97b

Donate Bitcoin to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin

Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x65278F4b39184BC97FAf225209C786C4A0B451ed

Donate Ethereum to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum

Scan to Donate Tether to 0x5e2aCAa3B527b9adc11Dc2c6759D2938a6fBf17D

Donate Tether to this address

Scan the QR code or copy the address below into your wallet to send some Tether