Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries, dead at 46

I was crushed to learn that Dolores O’Riordan had died suddenly in London today. I loved The Cranberries, an Irish band that took off in the 1990s and sold over 40 million records. Dolores was the lead singer. The group was Ireland’s biggest musical export since U2.

Despite their monumental success, they stayed grounded and close to their roots. I loved their attachment to Ireland and its people. I loved their humanity. I loved Dolores’ voice.

Here’s one of my favorite songs, Ode To My Family; a truly beautiful song, both vocally and visually –

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