• Beth Kilgo

Death of Cranberries’ singer ruled not suspicious


On Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, Dolores O’Riordan, 46, was found dead in London. The following day, police ruled her death non-suspicious, since they found no signs of foul play. The cause of death will not be released until April, if at all.

The lead singer for the Cranberries had a history of health problems. Last year’s world tour was cut short due to her back problems, and O’Riordan has been known to have mental health problems due to abuse as a child. She had been diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder.

Early in the morning of Jan. 15, 2018, O’Riordan left a message for Dan Waite, a friend who worked for music label Eleven Seven; in the message, she said she was looking forward to recording. According to ABC News, Dan said, “she sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and my wife this week.”

The Cranberries formed in the 1980’s in Limerick, an Irish city, and gained renown with their hits “Dream,” “Linger,” and “Zombie,” their most well-known hit.