With yesterday's sad news about the untimely passing of Dolores O'Riordan, fans, celebrities and her fellow musicians have been paying tribute to the Limerickwoman.
Many of them have been sharing personal memories relating to her voice and The Cranberries' music, or sharing footage that showcased her remarkable and unique voice. The likes of Hozier, Bryan Adams, President Michael D. Higgins, James Corden, Elijah Wood, and Bryan Adams tweeted their sadness at her loss, while a Book of Condolences is to be opened in Limerick for people to pay their respects.
Her bandmates also released a brief but poignant statement saying that they were 'devastated' by her death.
At time of writing the 46-year-old mother of three's cause of death has not been revealed, although police in London have said that it's being treated as 'unexplained'.
We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
Statement by President Higgins on the death of singer and song writer Dolores O'Riordan:https://t.co/jP9W1ziWt6
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) 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
So sorry to hear about Dolores O’Riordan... I loved The Cranberries music.https://t.co/Fp76CHEEm8
— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) January 16, 2018
I was 18, had moved to Peru and was homesick. Was sitting outside a bar one day when suddenly I heard Linger wafting out across the water. That was the Dolores O’Riordan appeal; stretching as far as the remote Peruvian Amazon and lifting the spirits of a young lonely Irish girl.
— Sorcha Pollak (@SorchaPollak) January 16, 2018
#RIP Dolores O'Riordan. Her songs helped me so much when my father passed away a little younger than she was. A great talent has gone to soon...Again. ðŸ˜” I’m listening to her all songs and learning my lines at the same time. Again, she helps me:) #Cranberries #RIPDoloresORiordan pic.twitter.com/0hHVzmmcAM
— Gilles Marini (@GillesMarini) January 16, 2018
Up late listening to Dolores O’Riordan and the Cranberries, one of my favorite bands. Loved their sound, loved her voice and the socially conscious message of her music. Gone way too soon. May her work live on.
— Don Banks (@DonBanks) January 16, 2018
We are truly saddened to hear of the loss of singer/songwriter Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, who were a major force in the 90's. O'Riordan possessed a beautiful voice and a gift for writing emotionally-charged lyrics.#DoloresORiordan pic.twitter.com/8Y6ponXO11
— DowntownRadio Tucson (@DwntwnRadio991) January 16, 2018
Dolores O'Riordan was such a strong, beautiful and talented woman. Let the music she leaves behind and her life be a reminder that you are not defined by your mental illness or depression. You can make the world beautiful. ðŸ'– pic.twitter.com/1wV9ZbxBEG
— âÂÂÂ?ï¸ÂÂÂ?jessica. (@JessicaonRS) January 16, 2018
So sorry to hear that singer Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries passed. RIP
— Bryan Adams (@bryanadams) January 16, 2018
RIP Dolores O'Riordan. Dreams is in my Top 10 all time. The Cranberries are so rad. Bummer of a day.
— Jared Followill (@youngfollowill) January 16, 2018
Dolores O'Riordan's death has come as a great shock. From the outset she was a total natural as a songwriter, and she matured rapidly into a great front-woman too. She was bright, bubbly and in later years battled gamely with her difficulties. This is a desperately sad day.
— Horslips (@horslipsmusic) January 15, 2018
Just heard the sad sad news about the talented and gifted Dolores O’Riordan passing away today. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. In her honour We’ll be playing her music loud and proud tonight. RIP Dolores.
— the script (@thescript) January 15, 2018
feel like this photo of dolores o'riordan standing around next to george clooney on the set of saturday night live and looking totally chill/cool as fuck perfectly epitomises what a superstar she was around that time pic.twitter.com/Xc8gljW78q
— âÂÂÂ? amy o'connor âÂÂÂ? (@amyohconnor) January 15, 2018
the cranberries gave us artists such large shoulders to stand on. thank you for using your voice in ways that no one could. Rest In Peace Dolores O'Riordan ðŸ'™
— froy (@froynextdoor) January 15, 2018
Incredibly sad to hear one of my musical idols Dolores O'Riordan, of the Cranberries, has passed away. I feel honoured to have been able to cover one of their iconic songs in Pitch Perfect. Devastating.
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) January 15, 2018
RIP Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan. I will always be inspired by your beautiful, unique voice. Hearing your songs today almost brings me to tears. Thank you for everything you’ve done âÂÂÂ?¤ï¸ÂÂÂ? #RIPDoloresORiordan pic.twitter.com/xz8D5XALW0
— Vic Fuentes (@piercethevic) January 15, 2018
Today as sun sets; we say a sad farewell an Irish & international music rock icon. A poem I composed in memory of Dolores O'Riordan #RIPDolores
Fallen DreamerðŸ'‡ðŸ˜¢ pic.twitter.com/mHC4WmfbST
— Deric Ó hArtagáinTV3 (@deric_hartigan) January 15, 2018
For anyone who grew up in Ireland in the 1990s, Dolores O’Riordan was the voice of a generation. As the female lead singer of a hugely successful rock band, she blazed a trail and might just have been Limerick’s greatest ever rock star. RIP.
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) January 15, 2018
Probably the thing sticking in my head the most right now is how much I wish Dolores could see the huge outpouring of love, respect and admiration for her. She was so fucking deadly. RIP Dolores O’Riordan. You paved the way for so many who came after you. âÂÂÂ?¤ï¸ÂÂÂ?âÂÂÂ?¤ï¸ÂÂÂ?âÂÂÂ?¤ï¸ÂÂÂ?
— niamhsandwich (@niamhsandwich) January 15, 2018
I’m saddened to hear of the death of Dolores O’Riordan at just 46. Her wonderful band recorded a moving song after the Warrington bomb in memory of two innocent victims, Johnathan Ball and my son Tim. RIP Dolores
— Colin Parry OBE (@ColinParryPeace) January 15, 2018
So saddened to hear about the sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan. Our sincerest condolences to @The_Cranberries and all of her loved ones.
— Garbage (@garbage) January 15, 2018
For my 13 years old self with my Doc Martin boots and the lyrics learnt to Zombie.... Dolores O'Riordan was the epitome of cool. What an amazing voice and performer. Such sad news. Thoughts to her family. #RIPDoloresORiordan
— Caitriona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) January 15, 2018
Very sad to hear about Dolores O'Riordan’s early death. She would sometimes travel on our tour bus when The Cranberries supported us on an American tour. Sweet girl.
— THE THE (@thethe) January 15, 2018
Rest in peace, Dolores O'Riordan. pic.twitter.com/oceZMmdtMF
— Spotify (@Spotify) January 15, 2018
We are all so sad to hear the sudden passing of one our heroes @DolORiordan of the band @The_Cranberries,Our only brush with Dolores was many years ago backstage at @olympiatheatre when we were a much more raw act & she asked ‘who was the support band they were great!’ âÂÂÂ?¤ï¸ÂÂÂ?RIP pic.twitter.com/HA4rUsAztx
— HamsandwicH (@Ham_Sandwich) January 15, 2018
Please take a few minutes to watch Dolores O'Riordan perform Zombie in her fierce Limerick lilt on Late Show with David Letterman. A reminder that she was *23* here: https://t.co/Wtp9O0q5XK
— âÂÂÂ? amy o'connor âÂÂÂ? (@amyohconnor) January 15, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the family of Dolores O’Riordan who tragically passed away today. RIP
— Jim Corr (@Jimcorrsays) January 15, 2018
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) January 15, 2018
The sound of her beautiful voice is ingrained in every Irish person's psyche RIP Dolores O'Riordan
— Richie Egan (@richiejape) January 15, 2018
Dolores O’Riordan has had such a huge impact on me in so many ways. Watching the light and shade in her performances, her voice, her attitude. She’s the reason so many young girls saw a place for themselves in rock music. So, so sad. #DoloresORiordan
— MayKay (@MayKapes) 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
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
One of Ireland’s greatest voices given to the world. So sad, RIP Delores O’Riordan from the legendary Cranberries. ðŸ™ÂÂÂ?ðŸÂÂÂ?¾ðŸ™ÂÂÂ?ðŸÂÂÂ?¾âÂÂÂ?¤ï¸ÂÂÂ? pic.twitter.com/IlB401jUtH
— Ben Ofoedu (@BigBenOfoedu) January 15, 2018
Sad to hear about the passing of Delores O’Riordan.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 15, 2018
Delores O'Riordan you woke our minds and broke our hearts with your honesty & unforgettable voice. You were a tender but powerful spirit. This is a sad day indeed. RIP beautiful lady xxx
— Guy Pearce (@TheGuyPearce) January 15, 2018
My fondest memory of Delores O'Riordan was running an under 18s battle of the bands where Delores was one of the judges. The kids play their hearts out and she refused to give first place to anyone because they were all shite. She spoke the truth ðŸ˜‚ RIP DO'R
— aoife mulqueen (@aoifemulqueen) January 15, 2018
Sincere condolences to the friends and family of Delores O'Riordan. Only 46. An incredibly sad day all round.
Chuid eile i síocháin ðŸ™ÂÂÂ?ðŸÂÂÂ?½ pic.twitter.com/V7k73L3GBV
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 15, 2018
This news has made me incredibly sad. Delores O'Riordan. Her voice saw me through my degree years. I impersonated it terribly #cranberries
— Shappi Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) January 15, 2018
I loved Delores O’riordan !! I love the Cranberries I would listen to them at full blast when the kids were little rocking out,as we drove 2 our cottage in upstate NY !! #RIPDoloresORiordan ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜
— Tatum O'neal (@Tatum_Oneal) January 15, 2018
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) 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’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