Dolores O’Riordan has passed away. The Cranberries singer was confirmed dead by her her publicist, according to BBC.
“The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session,” a statement from the publicist read. “No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
According to a statement obtained by The Guardian, the singer passed away “suddenly” on Monday.
But Met Police told MailOnline that O’Riordan was found dead on Monday in a room of the Hilton London in Park Lane at 9:05 a.m, and that the death was being treated as “unexplained.”
In a report by TMZ, it was revealed that Dolores tried taking her life by OD’ing back in 2013, saying she had suffered from depression and ultimately a mental breakdown. She was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Dolores said she believed some of her emotional problems emanated from being abused as a child.
The Cranberries rock group were formed in Ireland in 1990 and have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. In fact, the group’s website claimed the group sold more than 15 million albums in the U.S. alone. The band’s songs include “Zombie,” “Dreams” and “Linger.”
We SOS loved her song “Linger.” She will be deeply missed. 🙁