The Cranberries, singer Dolores O'Riordan, sitting, bassist Mike Hogan, left, drummer Fergal Lawler and guitar player Noel Hogan as seen January 18, 2012, in Paris.
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Dolores O'Riordan, whose urgent, powerful voice helped make Irish rock band The Cranberries a global success in the 1990s, died suddenly at a London hotel Monday. The 46-year-old singer-songwriter was in London to record vocals for a cover of The Cranberries' hit "Zombie" by Los Angeles rock band Bad Wolves.O'Riordan was born on Sept. 6, 1971, in Ballybricken, southwest Ireland.The band's songs, on which O'Riordan was chief lyricist and co-songwriter, had a Celtic-infused tunefulness and in O'Riordan the group had a charismatic lead singer with a distinctively powerful voice.The band released three more studio albums before splitting up in 2003 .For a time, O'Riordan was one of Ireland's richest women, but she struggled with both physical and mental health problems.In 2014, O'Riordan was accused of assaulting three police officers and a flight attendant during a flight from New York to Ireland.
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