The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan gave some updates of her life weeks before her death on January 15, 2018. She died at the age of 46 and the cause has yet to be officially confirmed.
“Hi All, Dolores here,” Riordan wrote on the official Facebook page of The Cranberries five days before Christmas in 2017. “Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York with the house band. Really enjoyed it! Happy Christmas to all our fans!! Xo.”
On January 4, 2018, O’Riordan took to Twitter to share a photo of herself and her cat. She captioned it, “bye bye Gio. We’re off to Ireland.”
O’Riordan was born in Limerick, Ireland on September 6, 1971. In 1990, she joined the Irish rock band The Cranberry Saw Us replacing vocalist Niall Quinn and joining bassist Mike Hogan, guitarist Noel Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler.
The band eventually changed its name to The Cranberries. From 1993 to 2017, released seven studio albums namely “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?,” “No Need to Argue,” “To the Faithful Departed,” “Bury the Hatchet,” “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” “Roses” and “Something Else.”
Released by BMG, “Something Else” has 13 tracks. Among them are the acoustic versions of “Zombie,” “Ridiculous Thoughts,” “Just My Imagination,” “Animal Instinct,” “Ode to My Family” and “When You’re Gone.”
On July 18, 1994, O’Riordan married former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton. After a two-decade marriage with three children, they separated and subsequently divorced in 2014.
Meanwhile, watch the music video of “When You’re Gone” by The Cranberries here: