Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died on Monday in London. She was 46.
Her death was announced by her publicist, who did not specify the cause.
“Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today,” Lindsey Holmes, the publicist, said in an emailed statement, adding that Ms. O’Riordan had been in London for a recording session.
The statement said that family members are “devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said on Monday that the police were called to a Park Lane hotel in Westminster at about 9:05 a.m., and that Ms. O’Riordan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her death is being treated as “unexplained,” the spokeswoman said.
Her surviving bandmates released a statement:
We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.
Noel, Mike and Fergal
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2018
Our condolences to her family, her bandmates and her legions of fans.