The music world was rocked this week when it was revealed that Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan had died aged 46.
The mum-of-three passed away at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in London on Monday morning, with police confirming that her death was not being treated as suspicious and that the case had been passed to a coroner.
Her post-mortem results are due for release this Thursday, the coroner confirming the inquest into the death of the 46-year-old expected to open on Friday.
Limerick remembered Dolores over the past few days, the city and county and indeed all of Ireland shocked at the tragic news, with people queueing to sign a book of condolences at Limerick Council buildings to pay tribute to the world-famous singer who had never forgotten her roots.
In 2014, Dolores was coach to Kilbehenny’s Kellie Lewis on the popular TV series ‘The Voice’ and visited the village ahead of Kellie’s appearance in the final of the show, making many new friends in the process.
Following the news of Ms O’Riordan’s death, Kellie posted the following message on her Facebook page: “My heart is so sore, she shaped me as a child with her music, she shaped me as an adult with her guidance. Dolores, I will love you always, always, always.