Dolores O'Riordan to be laid to rest in home town

Lawrence Kim
January 21, 2018

Formed in Limerick, Ireland, The Cranberries became global stars in the 1990s with hits including "Zombie" and "Linger" that fused the alternative rock edge with poppy tunefulness.

The funeral mass will take place at the Church of Saint Ailbe, Ballybricken, Co Limerick, at 11.30am on Tuesday followed by a private family burial.

He said in a statement: "My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone". My heart is broken and it is beyond fix. "Dolores is handsome. Her art is lovely". Her family is lovely. I am lost. I miss her so much.

An inquest has been opened into, as is expected when a person dies suddenly.

The Irish singer was found dead in a London hotel on Monday, aged 46.

Westminster Coroner's Court confirmed that the inquest has begun following completion of a post-mortem examination.

Coroner's officer Stephen Earl said O'Riordan was found unresponsive in her hotel room and was declared dead at the scene by ambulance workers.

A public reposal will take place on Sunday at St Josephs' Church in Limerick while family and close friends will gather at Cross's Funeral Home in Ballyneety on Monday.

The New York-based DJ and record producer was quoted in an emotional update on the D.A.R.K. band's official Instagram following the untimely death of The Cranberries vocalist.

However, The Metropolitan Police have announced that the singer's death "is not being treated as suspicious".

Their global hits included the songs Dream, Linger and Zombie.

O'Riordan is survived by her three children with ex-husband, former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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