Musicians like Hozier, Diplo, Josh Groban and many others expressed their condolences on social media after learning the sad news on Monday (Jan. 15). O’Riordan died suddenly in London, where she was recording.
“Dolores O’Riordan inspired me early on, to go out and brave my own songs in front of people. Zombie was one of the first covers I ever sang live. I always felt such raw emotion singing her songs. Sad to lose her and am endlessly grateful for her influence,” Kiesza tweeted.
The Cranberries became international stars in the 1990s with hits including “Zombie” and “Linger.” In 2017, the band released the acoustic album, Something Else, and was scheduled to tour Europe and North America.
Read tributes to O’Riordan below.
Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old.
Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time. Full Statement: https://t.co/L8K98BFpSM pic.twitter.com/ADEY51Xnwe
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
the cranberries were the only thing my whole family ever agreed on. RIP Dolores pic.twitter.com/ososLUdMYu
— WAVVES (@WAVVES) January 15, 2018
Just heard the news. Dolores O’Riordan inspired me early on, to go out and brave my own songs in front of people. Zombie was one of the first covers I ever sang live. I always felt such raw emotion singing her songs. Sad to lose her and am endlessly grateful for her influence.
— Kiesza (@Kiesza) January 15, 2018
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x
— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
Nooooo!! Have always adored her songs and voice https://t.co/asBAt1RJl1
— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 15, 2018
I have just heard the new regarding #DoloresORiordan I need a little time to process what has happened. Suffice to say, I am very sad to lose someone who meant so much to me and to many people across the world. RIP my songbird
— Stephen Street (@StreetStephen) January 15, 2018
Absolutely shocked to hear about the passing of Dolores O’Riordan! @The_Cranberries gave us our first big support when we toured with them around France years ago! Thoughts are with her family and friends
— Kodaline (@Kodaline) January 15, 2018
this is horrible news to wake up to. rest in peace dolores. https://t.co/KqPvlIs7r0
— Diplo (@_diplo_) January 15, 2018
My first time hearing Dolores O’Riordan’s voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I’d never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.
— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
Shocked and heartbroken over Dolores O’Riordan’s death. The Cranberries were pinnacle in showing me that it was possible to fully embrace masculine and feminine energy in one cohesive sound. She was a true pioneer —
— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) January 15, 2018
— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) January 15, 2018
So sad to hear of Dolores O’Riordan passing. I remember as a young girl, hearing The Cranberries for the first time and wanting to be just like her.
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) January 15, 2018
#RIP Dolores O’Riordan. The first CD I ever bought as a kid was The Cranberries and they hold a special place in my heart. One of a kind…
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) January 15, 2018
RIP Delores O’riordan
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 15, 2018
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) January 15, 2018
I’m really shocked that #DoloresORiordan has passed so suddenly
– I was talking to her a couple weeks before Christmas she seemed happy and well – we even spoke about maybe writing some songs together – unbelievable god bless her pic.twitter.com/Pk2QyAaaBw
— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) January 15, 2018
Devastated for fans and her family- Dolores O’Riorden had such an exquisite voice, so distinctive and defining of an era. She would have continued to be a rare musical treasure late into a long life #gonetoosoon https://t.co/2QH2cPgRf6
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) January 15, 2018