Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies At 46

The BBC reports:

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died in London at the age of 46, her publicist says.

The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie.

A statement from her publicist said: “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.

“No further details are available at this time.” It added: “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

  • Lazycrockett

    sad.

  • Paula

    I wonder if she had substance abuse problems or it was medical. 46 is very young
    🙁 RIP

    • Lazycrockett

      You never know, sometimes people just kill over for no reason. I had a friend several years ago, healthy as an ox, worked out, ate right sudden heart attack boom.

      • Paula

        I know that happens. It is always shocking. So young.

      • Mark McGovern

        My best friend died that way at age 50. Quit drinking at age 23, ate fruit, exercised, and one day just gone while driving his son to a ball practice.

      • Treant

        A fellow from our high school died of a heart attack. At age 26.

        He was overweight, but… Turns out, after tons of speculation about cocaine or other drugs (he wasn’t the type, I knew him), it was congenital. His heart just…stopped.

      • vorpal

        Then you have my dad’s Dutch family… none of them did much exercise, and every dinner was some fatty cut of meat fried in an inch of lard in an electric frying pan.

        The youngest any of them died was 88.

        • Lazycrockett

          Had a great aunt, smoked all her life even when she was hooked up to oxygen died at 85.

          • another_steve

            Not that uncommon.

            Good genes.

            Ya got good ones, you can get away with a thousand sins.

        • MT YVR

          Grandmother was a raging alcoholic until she died. WEEEEELL over 40 years of drinking. Was in her late 80s, early 90s. Half the family was like that.

          I suspect that whether I want it or not I’m going to end up like 120 glowering at some damned fucking camera shoved in my face as some twit asks “So how’s it feel to be the oldest ‘mo…”

        • Longpole

          Is trump Dutch?

        • kevin vincent

          I have Hungarian blood myself my great-grandfather lived into his mid-80’s before he died lost his leg years before then. My great Aunt (my grandpa’s sister) is in her 70’s though she is really frail and has Parkinson’s…

          Only my mom died young in my family and only because the Dr’s in WV are worthless

        • another_steve

          I grew up in a family where “shmaltz” was standard fare. Shmaltz is a traditional Jewish butter-like spread made from chicken fat, chicken skin and onions. 100% cholesterol, it is.

          Unbelievably delicious. Butter, to this day, just doesn’t taste right to me.

          Almost all of the elders in my family line – most of whom grew up on the stuff – lived into their 80s.

          Go figure.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        When I was living in Columbus a construction crane parked next to the campus arena tipped over and landed on a car on Lane Avenue, killing the driver instantly. Just that one car, no others were affected. The trial afterwards determined that the contractor hadn’t really done anything wrong and it was just a freak one-chance-in–million unexplainable accident that it tipped over. I’m not religious, but when something like that happens, I would agree that it was just his time to die that day.

        • another_steve

          The moral of that and similar stories is that we should never take life for granted. Nothing is guaranteed, and every moment is precious.

          As many of us survivors of the plague know full well.

    • FAEN

      I just turned 46. Way too young for anyone to die.

      • Paula

        I turned 61 yesterday. 46 seems very young to me now.

        • GanymedeRenard

          Indeed. And happy (belated) birthday, Paula!

          • Paula

            Thank you.

          • GanymedeRenard

            : )

          • GayOldLady

            Happy Birthday to you! I hope you celebrated with gusto.

          • RobynWatts

            Likewise. Happy Birthday, Paula!!!🎉🎂🎁

        • FAEN

          Happy Birthday 🎂!

        • Jerry Kott

          Happy, Happy

        • vorpal

          Happy 61 + 1 day! I hope you had a great birthday, Paula.

        • Treant

          Happy!

        • JWC

          Happy Belated Luv

        • Silver Badger

          Happy birthday to you and FAEN.

        • AJ Drew

          I’m a decade behind you, today, and glad to be here (anywhere!) One never knows. Enjoy each day.

          • TampaDink

            Happy Birthday, AJ Drew~

          • vorpal

            Happy birthday to you, AJ Drew! Hope you have a day filled with fun and frolic!

        • GayOldLady

          61 seems very young to me now. 🙂 But, she was way too young to pass. I hope it wasn’t due to drug abuse, but when people die so suddenly often times it is.

          • Paula

            It is too young. I guess that I was stereotyping about drugs being involved. Its just when I hear of someone in the music industry dying under unexplained circumstances, I think drugs. There is a precedent.

          • GayOldLady

            But you’re probably right and there certainly is a precedent. And it’s such a waste of talent and beauty. Like Amy Winehouse and so many others, stretching all the way back to Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, they were gone too soon.

        • boatboy_srq

          Many Happy Returns!

        • Ninja0980

          Happy belated b-day.

        • TampaDink

          Belated Happy Birthday, Paula!

        • orion dumptee

          CHEERS!,Paula

        • Nychta

          I’m in my late 60s, and teach tai chi to seniors, some of whom are in their 80s and 90s. To them, I’m a kid. I’m enjoying my youth, LOL. Happy birthday!

          • Jwmvh

            Yay! You brought my favorite avitar back!!😁

        • Smokey
        • ByronK

          Happy belated!!

        • PickyPecker

          HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, DEAR PAULA!! XOXO

        • Bryan

          Happy birthday!

        • BlueberriesForMe

          Is 61 the new 32? 43? 37? or perhaps pretty much like 60? Just want to know what to expect when I get there :=)

          • Paula

            Parts that you didn’t even know you had start hurting. 🙂

          • Jwmvh

            61 here too. Back in November.

        • WretchedMouse

          Hell, I turned 35 in December and 46 is young to me.

        • JCF

          56 this week, same.

          • Paula

            Get down and party! Happy B-day…

          • JCF

            Back atcha! Hope yours was happy…well, as it CAN be, these days…

        • TheManicMechanic

          Happy birthday (belated)!

      • Todd20036

        I turn 50 this April. Turn that damned music down

        • GanymedeRenard

          I like men in their 50s. Just sayin’. ; )

          • Lars Littlefield

            Me too. My new groom’s birthday was Jan. 9th. I teased him saying he didn’t look like he was 29. He then confessed he wasn’t. He’s actually fifty-years-old. I’ve always known that I’m much older, but I assumed it was only by 12 or 14 years. Nope. I’m 19 years older. It’s a good thing we both like fit daddies!

          • BlueberriesForMe

            Yay for fit daddies!

          • Lars Littlefield

            Yes. Fit daddies rock!

          • FAEN

            Please send me one for my birthday lol.

          • FAEN

            As do I lol.

          • GanymedeRenard

            My favorite daddies. Yum!

        • Gregory B

          50 is fab!

          • JWC

            Ya I did it once

        • another_steve

          Fifty is actually prime/peak for many gay men.

          You’ve been around the block by that age. You’re aware. Experienced. The inevitable slow decline that comes with aging hasn’t quite begun.

          Savor it, my friend.

          • AmeriCanadian

            AND…any inhibitions you may have had are completely gone! 😉

          • FAEN

            Hmm-I’m not there yet.

        • FAEN

          LOL! I’ll keep it to a dull roar.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Happy b-day to you, too, Faen!

        • FAEN

          Thanks matey 😉

          • GanymedeRenard

            Hugs and kisses!

          • FAEN

            WOOF!

      • ChrisInKansas

        I also just turned 46. This is really shocking…so young. They had great singles.

        • FAEN

          It is.

        • FAEN

          Happy Birthday Chris! 🎂🎂🖖🏼

      • Treant

        I heaved myself over the 49 mark last Monday!

        Happy Birthday, FAEN!

        • GanymedeRenard

          Happy b-day to you, too, Treant!

        • FAEN

          Happy Bitthday to you Treant! Wish you nothing but love and prosperity for 2018!

          • PickyPecker

            And a bigly giant HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, FAEN! XO

          • FAEN

            Thanks Mr Pecker!

            XOX

        • PickyPecker

          And a VERY happy belated birthday to you, my friend! XO

      • vorpal

        Happy belated birthday to you, FAEN!
        =kitty hugs from afar=

        • FAEN

          Thank you Sweet V

          Hugs are always appreciated 😀😉

      • Paula

        Happy Birthday! And you kids get the hell off of my lawn.

        • FAEN

          LOL-Thanks Paula 😉

      • RobynWatts

        Happy Birthday, FAEN!!!🎉🎂🎁

        • FAEN

          Thanks much 😉😁

      • AmeriCanadian

        You’re still just a whippersnapper.

        • FAEN

          Thanks man . I still feel 25 and just got a clean bill of health. Now if I could just get my hair to grow back 😉.

          • Lars Littlefield

            Yup. That’s a pisser, alright. Happy B day.

          • FAEN

            Thanks much Lars 😉.

          • Bambino

            Oh it will grow. Give it a few years but not the places you wanted 😛

          • AmeriCanadian

            That’s excellent. I could give you advice on your hair but it’s only good if you are in the early stages of thinning. The secret is to keep the blood flowing to your scalp. Much later in life, your happiness will be based on blood flowing elsewhere but that’s a topic for a later date. 😉

          • FAEN

            It has gone beyond thinning I’m afraid. I buzz my head now and while I’m still getting used to it in a way my friends all think I look great but I pay them so…😉.

            Thankfully blood is still flowing where it should 😈.

      • Bambino
      • Ninja0980

        These days even the 60’s and 70’s seem young.

      • JackFknTwist

        As a fellow Limerick citizen I am wholly saddened by this news . She was a great singer and the Cranberries were delightful.

        She built a beautiful home on the Dingle Peninsula, the most beautiful place on earth; I used to drive nearby when showing my visitors around.
        I had hoped for new material from her but her established songs will not be forgotten.
        RIP.

        • FAEN

          I had a good friend from Limerick many years ago. Pity I’ve lost touch with him. If I remember correctly he lived in Farronshone(?).

          • JackFknTwist

            You astonish me.
            I’m from Shelbourne Avenue,,,,,the fellow small street next to Farrenshone !…..I’m talking of less than 100 yards.
            We played with all the guys in Farrenshone when we were kids . They are both in Limerick City.

            Hahaha…Google them , they are so close 1

          • FAEN

            HOLY SHIT! I didn’t expect that at all. Hell, IM ASTONISHED lol!!

          • JackFknTwist

            Neither did I !!!!!!!

          • FAEN

            I’m still gape jawed btw!!

          • JackFknTwist

            In fact I might well know your friend !

          • FAEN

            Oh I doubt he’s still there. This was like 20 years ago but I always wondered what happened to him.

            If I remember correctly it was Glenview Gardens? Have to think of the number.

          • JackFknTwist

            Yeah, this coincidence is alarming.
            My aunt had a small grocery shop in Glenview Gardens, it is just a small street off Farenshone.
            I’m gone from that family home a long time.
            I went to university in Dublin and have worked in Dublin since.
            My contacts with Limerick City have severed, and my parents are dead so I guess time has marched on.

          • FAEN

            If you tell me you know a Jason McCowell I will be stunned!

          • JackFknTwist

            Sorry to disappoint you, no. I don’t know that name.
            It was a long time ago…….
            I was probably before that time. I’ve had university and that was followed by a career since.
            And of course being Irish we all have come from large families.
            I have not been back there for a long time.
            But what a coincidence………..I’ve seen you as a regular contributor but I never expected someone to rattle my memories tonight !

          • FAEN

            Amazing isn’t it?

          • JackFknTwist

            Almost impossible coincidence !

            And yes the memories of growing up there, the neighbourhood, the bonfires on May Day every year…..and all of us at the same local school….
            Yeah, thanks, the memories are all good.

          • FAEN

            I’m glad dude ❤️. If I ever get to Dublin you’ll have to show me around. If you’re ok with that of course.

          • JackFknTwist

            I have US friends ….they are regulars and over and back.
            This summer I have had two Colombian friends for a six week visit. There is nowhere that I have not taken my friends on a guided tour !
            If you are ever in Dublin it would be my pleasure to guide you…….It is a young and vibrant city…..and there are more gay young people now than there ever were.

          • FAEN

            Thanks matey. I will not forget 😀.

          • FAEN

            I hope I rattled some good memories and not sad ones.

          • JackFknTwist

            Did you know him in the USA ??

          • FAEN

            Actually no-I spent part of my life in West Africa and that’s where we met.

          • JackFknTwist

            Oh my God, the fact that you met him in West Africa makes this coincidence even more astounding !

            I think sometimes that the Irish go everywhere.

          • FAEN

            Oddly my Irish accent is so good I managed to fool a friends mother who was born and raised in Laois lol.

          • JackFknTwist

            My last comment didn’t come up.
            I would be delighted to be a guide ….it’s my specialty !
            I spent last summer guiding Colombian friends all over Dublin and Ireland.
            Dublin is fun, young, buzzing and gay.
            Much more than in was when I was in my twenties.
            If you even make it to Dublin contact me…..there’s a lot to se there.

          • FAEN

            Your comment came in my end. If I am ever planning a trip I will definitely contact you. That would be a ton of fun. 👏👏

          • JackFknTwist

            Cheers ! You would be welcome.
            You made my night.

          • FAEN

            You made mine too 😀🖖🏼

      • TheManicMechanic

        Happy birthday!

        • FAEN

          Thanks much matey 🙏🏼

    • Todd20036

      My coworker died at 42. Cerebral cancer. Healthy. In shape. Gorgeous. Straight and married so I never told him how I felt But it still miss him

      • JCF

        Online friend of mine, dead of melanoma at 40. Time is short, friends. Live, and love, w/ gusto…

        • FAEN

          Im sorry JCF. That’s really too young to die.

          Online friend of mine fell of a stool and broke a rib in Sept of 2017. He was initially on the mend but then woke up 10 days later in severe pain. He died in the hospital of a heart attack later that day. I had felt something was wrong and after several emails I got one from his husband informing me of what had happened. We didn’t know each other long but we were good friends and I loved going to him for advice.

          I miss him 😢

          • JCF

            {{{FAEN}}}

            I had a good friend, online first, then when I found she lived in Sacramento, IRL. We both loved Xena! (She was a really good fanfic writer.) In late 2008, she was diagnosed w/ Stage 4 lung cancer: she had never smoked. She passed away in March 2011 (age 54), and I still miss her. 🙁

          • FAEN

            I’m so sorry JCF. That’s awful.

            HUGS

          • JCF

            Thank you, FAEN. Something that adds to my tendencies towards hypochondria: Cathy told me, “I had back and shoulder pain FOR A YEAR before my [primary care] doctor took my symptoms seriously, and tested for something [serious]. That’s when they found my cancer: at Stage 4. My doctor killed me.”

            I’d hope that doctors would be more responsive than this, but word to the wise: you MUST be your own advocate. You MUST speak up about your symptoms, and fight like HELL to get them addressed (and fuck insurance companies too, if they try to shut you down). As if your life depends on it—it does!

          • FAEN

            You are absolutely correct!

    • WitlessProtection

      I know she had severe back problems, so it wouldn’t surprise me if her death was medication related. Sad, but tha is usually what happens when one dies so young. I will be 50 in two months, so 46 is still young to me too.

    • ByronK

      I did just read in one article that she was diagnosed as bipolar.

    • Hamoverfist

      She suffered a back injury last year that had caused her serious pain. And of course I’m merely speculating but I did wonder if pain medication may have contributed to her death given how many opiate deaths there seem to be lately due to how strong some of the medication is. But like I said I’m speculating and that is really reaching without further information. Sans illness, 46 year olds rarely drop dead unless there is an aneurism or an infarct. But no matter the cause it is a sad loss and I’m sorry for her children especially.

  • Dana Chilton

    Cranberries rocked it. RIP to a true artist

  • Phillip in L.A.

    R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan. So sad that she died so young, and with so much talent left to contribute

  • FAEN

    Jeebus I hope this isn’t another awful year. I can’t take much more 😢.

    • vorpal

      I am confident this year will be better.
      It has to be. I’m not giving it a choice.

  • GanymedeRenard

    May you rest in peace, Dolores. :”(

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84zVbHX7lVw

  • Todd20036

    46? Shit

    • JAKvirginia

      My exact thought, too. 🙁

  • JWC

    another gone before her time

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Oh no. Way too young.

  • vorpal

    The Cranberries were one of my favourite groups when I was a teenager.

    Edit: Actually, they were the first group I ever saw in concert. Ode to my Family still sends shivers up my spine.

    What a tragic loss. Dolores may be gone, but her beautiful voice and haunting lyrics will remain with me for life.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Ode to my Family has always been my favorite.

      • Nic Peterson

        Mine too.

    • Bernie Keefe

      Linger still brings tears to my eyes.

      • vorpal

        Definitely one of their classics. I can’t even fathom a guess how many thousands of times I probably listened to those two albums.

    • Nic Peterson

      When Zombie was released my ex was the music director at the pop radio station and almost didn’t add the song because it didn’t seem to fit. I told him that Cranberries we’re going to be huge. He added the song and about a year later the record company sent him a 5x platinum record due to the early add. He sent it back and had them put my name on it instead of his.

      Her solo work is also amazing. 46 is so young.

      • Leo

        great story. thanks for sharing.

      • vorpal

        I lost track of her over the years. Thanks for the heads up: I’m going to check out some of her solo stuff.

        Ha! That’s pretty awesome about the platinum record.
        I was wondering how things were going with you when I heard about the emergency message sent out across HI.

        • Nic Peterson

          Hubs and I are on the mainland this week. We were supposed to be enjoying some ski time but the myth of climate change means there isn’t any snow. Had we been in Honolulu, some very expensive bubbly would have been consumed. Hugs!

          • vorpal

            Glad to hear you weren’t unnecessarily terrified, and hope you’re finding ways to enjoy your trip despite the lack of snow!

            =hugs back=

      • FAEN

        Good of your ex!

      • Corina Jamison

        But Zombie was on their second album. Their first album had already sold 5 million in the United States and produced their biggest hit, Linger, in the Top 10, their only Top 10 US single.

    • Dayglo

      I had a cassette single (remember those?) of “Linger” which I played on a constant loop and it helped me get through a terrible breakup. As expected, I’ve made Dolores’ death all about me but she’ll be deeply missed.

  • MT YVR

    Well damn… I’ll be 46 this year.

    (checks for best-by date on himself)

    Jeasus. That’s just way too bad.

    • Treant

      Go to the doctor, have the fifty thousand mile checkup, and have them tattoo it to your ass.

      I did that at 28 when they couldn’t figure out what the hell was going wrong with me (turns out my gallbladder was dying but throwing some really strange symptoms).

      • MT YVR

        It feels like I’m in a doc’s office every other freakin’ day.

        • John Ruff

          Well, ok?

          • MT YVR

            Sorry… it’s actually one long “I don’t get a choice about getting checked out” ramble. You’re right… I’ll clean that up.

          • vorpal

            Ramble away! I’m happy to hear your rambles.
            As someone with Crohn’s, I can sympathize on some level. When I was 30, I had the bone density of someone at least 60 due to malabsorption.

            Here’s hoping your body behaves and your best-before date still is well in the future.

          • MT YVR

            Oh it won’t behave. I certainly don’t. Gods know I’ve abused it enough for it to have a grudge at this point.

          • vorpal

            LOL we are in the same boat in that regard.

            I try to keep the old boy in relatively decent shape for the most part, especially now that I’m getting older (just hit 40 in September), but I’ve certainly put it through the wringer.

            That being said, I think I’ve had a pretty awesome and interesting life – at least from my perspective – and I don’t know if I’d change much.

          • MT YVR

            One of my favourites of my bios to use is : Ordinary man surrounded by extraordinary events and people.

            Honestly I just want to eat icecream that doesn’t try to kill me and lose weight. Is that too much to ask? I mean really? 😛

          • vorpal

            Ha. I understand. I swim about 1.12 miles five days a week and despite dietary changes, I still struggle to lose weight.

            And last year was a truly shitty year, so I took a break from giving a damn and promptly gained about 30 lbs back. Managed to shave 10 off again, but it’s slow going.

          • MT YVR

            We went to Europe and walked every day for miles. Also ate less than we do here. When we came back in Nov from that trip I pointed out that in two weeks we’d both lost some weight. Not a LOT but any.

            Portion size has, lo a couple of months later, dropped a definite number of pounds. FINALLY convinced the hub we don’t need to eat a cow every time he wants a steak. Amazing how little changes make such a huge impact.

          • vorpal

            Ha! You need to speak to my tubby hubby. We go out for steak and he eats a pound of fillet to himself.

            I’m trying to cut back portion size, and even though I eat more than I should, it’s mostly healthy: reduced carb, lots of veg. I’ve been cutting back on the red wine, which should make a big difference, too, and on the order of my doctor.

            I swear he doesn’t want me to have any fun. Over the course of the last year I’ve given up my occasional cigarettes, and most of my alcohol and other substance intakes.

            Edit: Oh, where did you go in Europe, if you don’t mind me asking? In Holland I lost a whack of weight from walking.

          • MT YVR

            Dublin to London to Amsterdam. Amsterdam was the walking city.

          • vorpal

            Very nice. I hope you two had a great trip.

            When I did Europe that year (Aug 2015 or so), I toured lots of the Netherlands (such hot guys there), Paris (which I hated), and Rome (which I loved, but it was HOT). Despite all the spaghetti carbonara, I still dropped a few pounds.

            Did Barcelona with hubby and friends in Oct 2016, and that was a ton of fun as well.

          • djcoastermark

            I too, have had Crohn’s since I was 20. However, I will not put my thing through the wringer. Ouch Ouch Ouch. 😉 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a0061522b8051b8ffd92e16dab8cbe543306d26eb7b706cc704b048d9457cadc.jpg

          • vorpal

            I had symptoms back at 20 and even before, but it wasn’t actually diagnosed officially until I was 27.

            I’m not sure how your Crohn’s has treated you, but I hope not too terribly. Mine was a nightmare for about four years to the point where I was 6’1 and 135 lbs, and could only eat small number of things and even then would end up in excruciating pain from intestinal strictures. My husband would have to massage my abdomen where you could feel the hard lumps trying to pass through the strictures and I would be alternating between screaming in pain and almost unconscious from it. Fun times.

            Thankfully a double resection largely fixed that, and I was in remission for about seven years, but last year, things started up again. I got on budesonide quickly, so they haven’t been unbearable so far, but annoying enough to interfere with my enjoyment of life a few days a month.

          • djcoastermark

            The pain, oh yes how I do remember. Its been largely controlled but I do have to watch what foods I eat and stress too. Thankfully treatments have come a long way.

          • Mike_in_the_Tundra

            40? You’re a baby.

          • vorpal

            Well, I probably will go home and nurse on a bottle… but it won’t be milk :-).

          • John Ruff

            No! I loved what you wrote!!! I wasn’t trying to be sarcastic. It was a well-written post.

        • Natty Enquirer

          It’s nice to see some reality meet the snark head-on once in a while. Thanks.

    • djcoastermark

      Please remember the “best by date” is when the product is at its prime. You can still use said product after that date, but ….. Yeah , I passed my best by date, but still am doing pretty good. There’s still some **** left in me.

  • Tomcat

    Rest in Peace. This just shows we never know our expiration date for sure.

  • HZ81

    Oh, how horrible. Far, far, far too young. RIP, Dolores.

  • Christopher

    Absolutely gutted to hear this.

    I have always loved The Cranberries, and her voice is a huge reason why.

    • Harveyrabbit

      Loved her accent too.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I had the pleasure of meeting her.

    She was a very nice lady. R.I.P.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Damn! Music has lost yet another talent.
    R.I.P. Dolores O’Riordan. Condolences to her loved ones.

  • John Ruff

    OD?

    • Natty Enquirer

      “I cannot have sleeping tablets around, because if I have a few drinks I’ll take them.” (2014)

      • John Ruff

        Ugh, glad I don’t have that problem. But don’t leave a 12 pack in the fridge cuz it’ll be gone by the morning

      • Phillip in L.A.

        “Angel, don’t take those sleeping pills/
        You don’t need them/
        Though it’s just time they kill.”

        Suede–Sleeping Pills from their eponymous first album
        https://youtu.be/t2wozV7QAU0

  • boobert

    Zombie is a great song.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • boatboy_srq

      So, avoiding military service runs in the family? Whodathunk.

    • Then didn’t he run a whore house in the Klondike?

      • GanymedeRenard

        Yup. The article confirms it.

    • GanymedeRenard

      A family of weasels.

    • Lars Littlefield

      So, it’s genetic? Hmmmmmm . . . .

    • jimbo65

      If only they had kept him.

  • kevin vincent

    Damn, so young… my mom only died at 42

    • whollyfool

      🙁

  • boatboy_srq

    Nooo!

  • WitlessProtection

    The anthem singers of my life are dying, and it makes me sad..

    • DumbHairyApe

      Come here, I will hug you.

      • WitlessProtection

        WOOF!

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist

    ENJOY!!! I listened to them HEAVILY in college…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkYrCsbAU0A

  • Pip

    Dammit.

  • SoCalGal20

    Damn you, 2018.

  • Ninja0980

    RIP.

  • djcoastermark

    Hubs is going to be devastated. He is always, sometimes annoyingly so, singing “Linger.” Mine was always Zombie.

  • Lazycrockett
    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Horrifying. This monster must be stopped.

    • leastyebejudged

      GOP family values right there.

    • MDixon34

      I remember when republicans used to call themselves “pro family.”

      • Blake J Butler

        They still do it just applies to rich, pseudo Christian, white, straight families where women know their place in the world that are self reliant and not dependent on social programs.

      • Christian1234567

        Whatever they call themselves, they are usually the opposite.

    • Ninja0980

      Just remember this, Republicans don’t care about this one bit and some folks on the far left think this an acceptable price to get their magical revolution.
      Either way, anyone who supports this or is willing to let it happen is scum.

    • leastyebejudged

      Hey, they’re just following orders, just doing their job !

      • Harveyrabbit

        With more than a little too much zeal.

    • SoCalGal20

      Every fucking day I pass Border Patrol lurking on the side of the 15 freeway. I swear they’re there more than CHP. I always flip them off as I drive by.

      • Bomer

        I pass them every day going back home from Sierra Vista. Stupid check point that 90% of the time they just wave you through. On bad weather days (usually rainy ones) the whole fucking thing is closed.

        • SoCalGal20

          This isn’t even a checkpoint. It’s 50 miles from the fucking border. They have a “station” nearby (it’s a combo truck scales/border patrol station/CHP station). But they’re just randomly all up and down the freeway. So annoying.

          • Bomer

            The check point I go through is about 20 miles from the border and they do largely nothing. You can usually find them sitting on the side of the road up and down the length of 90. If they aren’t just sitting by the side of the road (at night their brights on) then they are blowing down the highway at 80 miles an hour (65 speed limit). I see more border patrol on 90 than I do highway patrol or the sheriff’s dept.

    • TuuxKabin

      #NOTONEMORE. Posted often. It matters.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lNJviuYUEQ

    • jimbo65

      And fuck Trump and his cabal. God damn I hate him so.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Unconscionable.

      Metro Detroit gets *way* too much ICE and Trump love and not in a good way. By a border, poverty in the D, migrants, a predominantly Black urban area, and yes, one of the largest Arab communities in the United States. Spells out for all sorts of ICE coverage and busting up families just to get Trump and his followers’ rocks off. Sickening.

    • JCF

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9188596d42a3026adff2bbef37fc25429de5095fc44c4b36b354c3405c43c85f.jpg

      I find myself thinking about reporter/activist (and openly gay) Jose Antonio Vargas, who was also just *slightly* too old for DACA.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Antonio_Vargas

      His project: https://defineamerican.com/

    • iambu

      :’-(

    • Christian1234567

      This is absolutely heartbreaking. I cannot imagine how scary it is to go to a country you don’t remember, and to be ripped away from your family.

  • leastyebejudged

    please, please don’t be a heroin OD.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Fuck

  • TheSeer

    Just my Imagination was my favourite song. RIP Dolores.

  • Scott Fitler

    RIP beautiful Dolores and thank you for some of the best music (and memories related to that music) in my youth!

  • RobynWatts

    Dolores O’Riordan‘s singing just blew me away when I’ve first heard ‘Linger’ on the radio. It reminds me of the fall of ‘93, when I was slowly becoming brave enough to come out of my closet….that song was part of my soundtrack at that moment in time. It really does feels like a lifetime ago for me!

    R.I.P. Dolores 😞

  • CharlestonDave

    The one I really fear for is Joni. She’s very private, but there are rumors her health has been poor. She’s mid-70s, and has suffered from an obscure condition that causes its sufferers to feel things crawling on their skin. Which would be enough to drive anybody crazy, right?

    I listened to her Blue album last night, and was as emotionally affected as when I first heard it in my 20s.

    “Songs are like tattoos
    You know I’ve been to sea before.
    Crown and anchor me
    Or let me sail away.”

    • Natty Enquirer

      She claims to have Morgellons Syndrome, a nonscientific diagnosis of a condition that may often be delusional. Perhaps her chronic bitterness has affected her brain as much as the aneurysm she suffered a few years ago.

  • TuuxKabin

    Shattering. Hard to take in.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lypO8pt_8NQ

    • medaka

      I love this song. And this is also good. A read, not a song. It’s also brutal, as the first part of the thread describes, in horrible detail, an infamous lynching. The second half brings it into the present with a
      seemingly innocuous incident, which is equally terrifying….

      https://twitter.com/ChetPowell/status/952042048806359
      https://twitter.com/ChetPowell/status/952042048806359

      • TuuxKabin

        noon by the clock
        and so still on the dock
        you can hear the fog horn
        miles away.

        Thanks for that 11pm here, crawling into bed, noon there. Will hopefully not have nightmare from the read.

        oxo

  • PickyPecker

    This is so sad. Such a loss of talent. RIP

    OT: Bit scatterbrained these days, so want to make sure that all the JMG January babies know that they are all loved and appreciated! MOZEL TOV!
    http://quotesideas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Inspirational-quote-for-January-2016.jpg

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Any idea where I can find some of those people (who see greatness in me), Picky Pecker? 😎

      • Frommer_Gast

        Phillip in L.A.!
        Did I ever tell you what a special person you are to all of us?

        We are really, really happy to have you with us!

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Thanks, Frommer_Gast! And no, you didn’t mention it previously, iirc…. 😎

  • Alternative Facts

    Everything was going good during the Obama years.
    At the end of his presidency, 2016 the artists and legends started passing away en masse.
    Now Orange Foolius is President, and a cloud hangs over everything.
    7 fat years, 7 lean years, as they say in the Bible.

  • easygoingmister

    All my love to Dolores and her peeps.

  • Secure

    I miss the 90’s. RIP. Lovely voice. Thank you for the music.

  • anne marie in philly

    wow; too young.

  • JCF

    I confess, I only know “Linger” and “Dreams”. But she had an amazing voice (and vocal technique). RIP.

  • kaydenpat

    So sorry to hear this. To be honest, when I first heard their songs, I thought the lead singer was Sinead O’Connor. Beautiful voice.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Not sure if this has been posted yet. Just really sad.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5271823/Cranberries-singer-Dolores-ORiordan-dies-London-hotel.html

    “Friends reveal troubled Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was ‘dreadfully depressed’ in the weeks before she was found dead at 46 having previously told of battle with alcohol and failed suicide attempt”

    “Last year the 46-year-old revealed how she had been battling depression and mental health troubles for much of her career, culminating in an attempt on her own life in 2013. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2015, and has also spoken of struggling with eating disorders, alcoholism, and living with abuse carried out when she was ‘a little girl’.”

    • BourbonGal

      I’m glad she is no longer in pain.

  • fuzzybits

    OMG! Linger will go down as one of my favorite songs. RIP Dolores.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    The Cranberries, Garbage and Alanis Morissette are all female led and the music I love from the 90’s. All three (Dolores, Shirley and Alanis) are fierce women and inspired many. I’m saddened to hear that Dolores has passed away. I shall miss her voice and her fierceness.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Far too young. When I first heard “Linger” I thought it to be my perfect kind of dream pop. I still do, but now it will have an edge of sadness. RIP dear heart.