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Tributes are paid to lead Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan

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Tributes are paid to lead Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan

Fans and friends left "shocked and saddened" by Cranberries death
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The music world has been shocked at the sudden death of Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock group, The Cranberries.

Her body was found in a London hotel, the cause of death is being treated as "unexplained". She was just 46.

O'Riordan came from Limerick and her distinctive Irish lilt and yodel helped fuel the Cranberries' rapid rise in the early 1990s.

Locan Murray, a broadcaster at Lyric FM remembers her well:

"Shocked and saddened just to hear the news [about] someone so young. And I remember from the early days starting out in Limerick city when she was very naive and shy, she wouldn`t face the crowd when she was singing, and then of course became a huge star, conquered America, put Limerick on the map."

While others in her home town of Limerick said they were also shocked:

"Oh my God! She was so well liked and loved in the city. Very good for Limerick, people will be shocked.

The group achieved international success hits such as 'Linger' and 'Zombie', and went on to sell over 40 million records to become Ireland's second-best-selling rock band after U2.