Dolores O'Riordan's D.A.R.K. Bandmate Andy Rourke Shares Statement

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Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs on June 11, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  

Yesterday, we found out that the CranberriesDolores O’Riordan had died suddenly.

In 2016, O’Riordan formed a new band called D.A.R.K. with former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, and now Rourke has shared a statement about her passing via Twitter.

“I am heartbroken by the unexpected passing of Dolores,” he writes. “I’ve enjoyed the years spent together and privileged to call her a close friend. It was a bonus to work with her and witness her breathtaking & unique talent, I will miss her terribly. My condolences to her family/loved ones.”

This article originally appeared in Stereogum.