The 46-year-old singer died suddenly on Monday during a trip to London for a short recording session.
Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, one of the biggest voices of the 1990s alternative music movement, died suddenly early Monday morning, prompting celebrities from across Hollywood and the music world took to express their shock and sadness on social media.
The Cranberries, known for hits hits as "Zombie" and "Linger," posted a picture of O'Riordan on their Instagram and Twitter pages, with the very limited information available about her passing. The singer died suddenly in London during a trip there for a short recording session. She was 46 years old.
"Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time," the post concluded.
From 2003-2009, The Cranberries went on hiatus, during which time O'Riordan released two solo albums. The reunited band dropped their seventh studio album, "Something Else," in April 2017. In May, O'Riordan revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Fans from all walks of life were devastated to wake up Monday morning and hear of her passing.
Late-night host James Corden tweeted, "I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today."
Meanwhile, fellow rock star Hozier took to Twitter to pay tribute with this message of admiration: "My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family."
Below are some of the most touching tributes from Hollywood and her rock compatriots:
Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session. 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.
My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
For my 13 years old self with my Doc Martin boots and the lyrics learnt to Zombie.... Dolores O'Riordan was the epitome of cool. What an amazing voice and performer. Such sad news. Thoughts to her family. #RIPDoloresORiordan— Caitriona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) January 15, 2018
Shocked and heartbroken over Dolores O’Riordan’s death. The Cranberries were pinnacle in showing me that it was possible to fully embrace masculine and feminine energy in one cohesive sound. She was a true pioneer 💔— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) January 15, 2018
Sad to hear about the passing of Delores O’Riordan.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 15, 2018
Devastated for fans and her family- Dolores O’Riorden had such an exquisite voice, so distinctive and defining of an era. She would have continued to be a rare musical treasure late into a long life #gonetoosoon https://t.co/2QH2cPgRf6— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) January 15, 2018
I’m so sad to hear about the death of Dolores O’Riordan. I love The Cranberries so much. Those first two albums are perfection. #RIP— Glenn Howerton (@GlennHowerton) January 15, 2018
Very sad to hear about Dolores O'Riordan’s early death. She would sometimes travel on our tour bus when The Cranberries supported us on an American tour. Sweet girl.— THE THE (@thethe) January 15, 2018
From about age 3, my son's all-time favorite song is Zombie. I never told him the details. So saddened by the news. A voice even more like an angel now, Dolores O'Riordan. https://t.co/GPOYaBkhwU— Thomas Lennon (@thomaslennon) January 15, 2018
I once met Delores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 15, 2018
Devastating. I grew up with The Cranberries and to this day they remain one of my favorite bands. Sending lots of love and light to Dolores O'Riordans family and friends 💔 https://t.co/l6wRcTW2Fg— mae whitman (@maebirdwing) January 15, 2018
So sad to hear of Dolores O’Riordan passing. I remember as a young girl, hearing The Cranberries for the first time and wanting to be just like her.— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) January 15, 2018
RIP Dolores O’Riordan. You were a true inspiration for so many. Thank you for your music and for… https://t.co/2QZqhqiyUl— Juliet Simms (@JulietSimmsALL) January 15, 2018
Very sad news. So young, so talented. https://t.co/XYVD85B7uC— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) January 15, 2018
Absolutely shocked to hear about the passing of Dolores O'Riordan! @The_Cranberries gave us our first big support when we toured with them around France years ago! Thoughts are with her family and friends— Kodaline (@Kodaline) January 15, 2018