Books of condolence have opened in Limerick and online for The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died in London on Monday at the age of 46.
A book of condolence opened at Limerick City and County Council's Corporate Headquarters at Merchant's Quay in the city this morning. An online book of condolence also opened at limerick.ie.
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Past pupils from Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ school in Limerick, which was attended by Dolores O'Riordan, were among those who queued to sign the book of condolence in Limerick. Tributes have poured in for the late singer.
Police in London have said Dolores O'Riordan's death is not being treated as suspicious. She had been due to record a cover of The Cranberries' song Zombie with the band Bad Wolves.
Her publicist Lindsey Holmes confirmed the news of her passing in a statement which read: "The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time. "Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time."
Speaking to the Limerick Leader, family friend Canon Liam McNamara said: "My heart goes out to the family. Dolores was their pride and joy. We all loved her very, very much."
Fr McNamara was a co-celebrant at the singer's wedding to Don Burton, tour manager of rock band Duran Duran, in Holycross Abbey in County Tipperary in 1994.
He added: "She got on well all the way through her life. I was very disappointed to hear today that she has left us so early in life. Her family did so much for her and supported her all the way through."
O'Riordan, a native of Ballybricken, shot to fame in the early 1990s as frontwoman of The Cranberries. Their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? was a massive success and the band went on sell over 40 million records worldwide.
Their hits included Zombie, Linger and Dreams. O'Riordan's haunting vocals were the act's main selling point and they released five original albums before taking a break in 2003.
O'Riordan also released two solo albums, 2007's Are You Listening? and 2009's No Baggage, during the hiatus and The Cranberries reformed in 2009. In 2017, the group cancelled their US and European tours due to illness with O'Riordan citing back problems.
The Cranberries released a new album entitled Something Else in 2017, featuring acoustic versions of their hits along with three new songs.
The singer appeared as a judge on RTÉ's The Voice of Ireland during the 2013/14 season. In April 2014, O'Riordan joined D.A.R.K., with former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and New York producer and DJ, Olé Koretsky.
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