Dolores O'Riordan's death not being treated as suspicious, say London police 2 years ago

Dolores O'Riordan's death not being treated as suspicious, say London police

The Cranberries' lead singer died at the age of just 46 on Monday.

London police are not treating the death of Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious, it was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

The 46-year-old from Kilmallock in County Limerick was found dead in a hotel on London's Park Lane on Monday morning.

O'Riordan's death sent shockwaves around the country when it was announced; the lead singer of The Cranberries was one of the most distinctive voices in the history of Irish rock, who had led the Limerick band to worldwide superstardom throughout the '90s and beyond.

Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor - Dolores' bandmates - issued a statement on Monday night in which they spoke of their devastation at her loss.

"We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores," it begins.

"She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started The Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today. Noel, Mike and Fergal."

O’Riordan was born in Limerick in 1971 and she auditioned to be The Cranberries’ lead singer back in 1990, going on to achieve global success with the group.

The Cranberries sold more than 40 million records over their career with some of their most popular hits including 'Zombie' and 'Linger'.

President Michael D Higgins said: “It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Dolores O’Riordan, musician, singer and song writer.

"Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries had an immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally.

"I recall with fondness the late Limerick TD Jim Kemmy’s introduction of her and The Cranberries to me, and the pride he and so many others took in their successes.

“To all those who follow and support Irish music, Irish musicians and the performing arts her death will be a big loss.”