Death of Cranberries lead singer O'Riordan not suspicious: British police

Rest in Peace: Dolores O'Riordan

Rest in Peace: Dolores O'Riordan

The father of one of the victims of the Warrington bomb said he only became aware of Dolores O'Riordan's memorial to his son after the singer's death on Monday.

The Cranberries rose to global fame in the mid-1990s with a string of hits, including "Linger", "Zombie" and "Dreams". London Metropolitan Police have said her death is not being treated as suspicious.

Mr Parry said he only realised O'Riordan had composed the song in memory of the event in Warrington after learning of her death.

She released two solo albums during the hiatus before the band reformed in 2009.

"The band are floored but it's of course her family we're all thinking of right now", a U2 band communique reads. The 46-year-old was reportedly suffering from "dreadful" depression before she tragically died on January 15, according to TMZ.

"It was 100 per cent based on personalities clicking", he said on Tuesday, as he remembered his friendship with the Irish singer.

Critics called O'Riordan out for singing in her Limerick accent (which can be strong and hard for foreigners to understand), but she stuck with it ... and it paid off big time!

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Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multimillion selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday, aged 46, her publicist said.

Ireland President Michael Higgins said of O'Riordan in a statement, "Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries had an vast influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally". She was 46 years old.

In a candid interview from 2013, the performer opened up about the traumatic time in her life, saying: "He [the abuser] used to masturbate me when I was eight-years-old".

"'Zombie' is an incredibly personal song and we always felt the rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something to which all bands should aspire to", said singer Tommy Vext in a statement obtained by Newsweek. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was among the first to pay tribute, calling O'Riordan "the voice of a generation". "We hope we can still make her proud by sharing our version of "Zombie" with the world".

The Cranberries song Zombie was penned about the attack. "On tour it's, like: "'room-service", she said of the comeback. Several months later, the band canceled most of their European summer and North American fall tour dates due to "O'Riordan's recovery from her ongoing back problem".

O'Riordan was born Sept 6, 1971, and grew up in the Ballybricken area of County Limerick.

The star revealed a year ago how she had been battling depression and mental health problems and even attempted suicide in 2013.

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