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Old 01-15-2018, 12:32 PM
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Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan dies at 46

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_O%27Riordan

Kind of a shock for me. First, I was a fan back in the '90s, and second, she was younger than I am.
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:39 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolores_O%27Riordan

Kind of a shock for me. First, I was a fan back in the '90s, and second, she was younger than I am.
That plus I had a big crush on her.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:26 PM
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Wow, shock. So sad.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:29 PM
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RIP Delores.

I loved the song Salvation when it came out. I liked the Cranberries' previous work but this seemed like a bit of a departure for them with a harder edge to the song.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:44 PM
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They were not in my favored genre (60-80's rock), but even I liked their hits, and they remain in my daily random playlist. So young, so sad.

Linger- Live
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:49 PM
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What a magnificent voice. RIP Dolores.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:49 PM
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Whaaaat? No way! She's so young....

I have the Cranberries' two most successful albums on my phone and listen to them front-to-back a few times a year. Loved them back in the day.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:52 PM
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"Oh holy crap!"

My reaction on seeing the thread title. Damn. Very sorry to hear that.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:53 PM
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Whoa.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:05 PM
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Got all the albums, one of my favourite groups of recent decades. Great music, great voice, and damn pretty as well. RIP.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:10 PM
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I loved their work. Very sad.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:36 PM
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Way, way too young. RIP, Mulva.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:38 PM
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Such a loss. My gawd she had a voice on her, and the moxie to use it.
Such a loss.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:40 PM
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Ah, no. She was really talented.

May God bless her and embrace her.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:47 PM
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Such very sad news to wake to. My kids are huge fans of Zombie, young as they are, because the 90s never ended on my playlist. Fantastic song, and a great, distinctive voice. RIP.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:04 PM
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My kids are huge fans of Zombie...
*muttering to self* Too soon, too soon, don't do it...
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:28 PM
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Ach no, Dolores. May you have found the peace that so often eluded you in life.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:42 PM
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She had a beautiful voice. RIP, Dolores.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:47 PM
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Very sad and unexpected.

And yet somehow Shane McGowan is still alive.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:08 PM
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Sad to hear this.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:26 PM
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Dang, that is too young. I read she was working on a project when she died. RIP.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:05 PM
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So young. What a loss. RIP Dolores.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:52 PM
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Yep, very sad. Great singer.

From the news I read about her life, I suspect we will find one of two causes - suicide, or an accidental opiod overdose. She was suffering from both depression and back pain.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:06 AM
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And I was just thinking about her two days ago.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:08 AM
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rip.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:53 AM
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I just was going to post this .......I haven't heard anything of thtm since the mtv days ............... but wow.... she had a rough life it seems .....
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:55 AM
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Very sad and unexpected.

And yet somehow Shane McGowan is still alive.
I literally said these very words to a coworker not ten minutes ago (not that I wish harm to Mr McGowan. )

The Cranberries were a big part of the soundtrack of a segment of my life, possibly the last really happy time for me. Thanks, Delores, for being with me for the good times.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:44 PM
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I remember waking up to "Linger" everyday in the spring and summer of '93 on my local top 40 radio station. Sorry to hear that beautiful voice is gone.
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Old 01-16-2018, 01:06 PM
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Reports are already sneaking out that it was fetanyl. So, very likely an accidental overdose.

I guess it could be suicide but fetanyl kills so many people by accident, that's the safe bet.
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:34 PM
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Such very sad news to wake to. My kids are huge fans of Zombie, young as they are, because the 90s never ended on my playlist. Fantastic song, and a great, distinctive voice. RIP.
My kids are going to be pretty upset when I tell them, as well. As I am
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:43 PM
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I remember in the late 90s early 00s they one of the the entertainment shows looked the cranberries up after they had fallen off the map and she said they didn't have a contract with anyone and was selling their new records on their website/page (for pretty much the same reasons the smashing pumpkins broke up for a few years -- their fans grew up and moved on and the boy bands and girl groups were back in style .......)

I guess that didn't go well ?....
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:59 PM
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I was going to make a maudlin observation that if I had heard that a female Irish singer had died, I would've assumed it would be Sinead O'Connor.

But over on a guitar forum, someone linked to this article on O'Riordan from 2014 in the Belfast Telegraph: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/l...-30758766.html

It sounds like she had a traumatic life, too - abuse for years, substance abuse issues, diagnosed bipolar. So much to deal with.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:16 PM
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Speaking of McGowan, O'Connor, etc.

The night Delores died turned out to be the same night as a concert in honor of Shane McGowan.

Among the performers was Sinéad O’Connor. Which is surprising since she had nothing nice to say about him after their record company enforced duet on a remake of Haunted.

Speaking of the original Pogues Haunted. The singer was Cait O'Riordan. No relation.

That night must have had some downer moments given who was there and the recent news.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:25 AM
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One of the highlights of my youth (includes college years) was attending a Cranberries show in Berkeley in April 1995. First row and backstage passes, one of the few benefits working at a Tower Records shop. "Dreams" is one of my all-time favorite songs. RIP Dolores. :-(
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