5 Unknown Facts About Dolores O'Riordan From "The Cranberries"
Dolores O’Riordan, the talented lead singer of the Cranberries, has reportedly died at the age of 46. The news was confirmed by a publicist yesterday. It has been reported that her death was sudden and the cause is still unknown.
The singer’s dead body was found at a hotel and the cops are reportedly investigating into the matter. Dolores was a great singer, who fronted The Cranberries for 13 years. Her friends and family are in shock owing to her sudden death.
Here are 5 unknown facts about Dolores O’Riordan:
- Journalist Darragh McManus describes the late singer as a very smart, honest and funny person. “Not just nice: the woman was funny, smart, honest, self-deprecating, and generous with her time and memories. Dolores had great anecdotes, fascinating insights into life as a musician, amusing observations on herself and her little quirks”, he once said.
- Dolores had revealed that she once had a nervous breakdown. “It was really bad, a bit like the film, Jacob’s Ladder. I thought people were watching me all the time. Looking back, I went nuts for a while. I didn’t want to go out or leave my room and even when I was in the room, I’d see faces looking at me”, she said.
- Dolores became a mother at the age of 25. Post her baby delivery, she transformed herself into a simple homemaker, who took care of her house and baby. The singer claimed that she wanted to re-live and felt like she was born again.
“It was a life-changing moment. I felt a huge urge to survive. I wanted to be here. For a long time before this point, I didn’t want to be in the world. It was like being born again. I thought to myself, “I don’t want to make music again. I stopped singing, even in the shower. When I started singing, I’d say “no” and stop myself,” she had once said.
- According to a report published in Hollywoodlife Dolores was one of the richest women in Ireland.
- Dolores was a Roman Catholic. She had performed thrice in front of Pope Benedict XVI. In 2001, 2002, and 2005, the singer performed at the annual Christmas concerts in Vatican City.