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------- A SPECIAL HERO OF THE DAY!
Name: Dolores O'Riordan
Age: was 46
Occupation: lead singer of The Cranberries
Last Seen: singing with the angels
Awarded For: helping to write and sing the
soundtrack of the 90s
The 1990s sure are over.
In only the past few years, we've lost Scott
Weiland, Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell and
Tom Petty, just to name a few.
Now, we can add Dolores O'Riordan to the list.
In 1990, a young woman joined a small, unknown
Irish band called The Cranberry Saw Us. The band
had lost their male lead singer, so they decided
on a female. Well, it turned out to be a good
move on their part.
Shortly after Delores joined the group,
comprising of brothers Noel and Mike Hogan and
Fergal Lawler, The band was renamed The
Cranberries and were signed to Island Records.
Their first album, "Everybody Else Is Doing It,
So Why Can't We?" sold over five million copies
in America alone and its first single, "Linger"
became a gen-x love anthem. Soon, the band
scored many other big hits, from the poppy
("Dreams" and "Free To Decide") to the
hard-rocking "Zombie", a song inspired by two
young boys that were killed during the IRA
bombings in 1993 in England. Their songs were
mostly written by Dolores and were standards on
both pop and rock stations in the 1990s.
By the beginning of the 2000s, The Cranberries
became more of an afterthought and in 2003,
broke up. Dolores recorded two solo albums, but
in 2009, the band reformed. The band recorded
one studio album, "Roses" in 2012 and "Something
Else" just last year, which contained re-worked
acoustic covers of their classics with a live
In recent years, Dolores had been dealing with
bipolar disorder and was arrested for air rage
in 2014. In 2013, Dolores tried to commit
suicide after suffering a breakdown. She had
been abused as a child and was also going
through a divorce from her husband of 20 years.
She had been dealing with health issues in the
past few years that have caused the band to
cancel dates. This morning, her body was found
in a London hotel room. She was only 46. So far,
they are calling her death mysterious.
The untimely death of Dolores O'Riordan has
shocked the world. Growing up with her music,
I'm saddened by her too-soon passing. My
thoughts are with her family, especially her
three children. If her death was drug-related, I
hope and pray we can all learn from it and move
on in a positive manner. Mental illness is
something that must be addressed and worked on.
Thankfully, the music will live on forever.
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