Entertainment Thousands Gather for Dolores O'Riordan Memorial in Ireland

21:43  21 january  2018
21:43  21 january  2018 Source:   Rolling Stone

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46

  Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dead at 46 LONDON - Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46. O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. The cause of death wasn't immediately available. Holmes said the singer's family is "devastated" by the news. Formed in Limerick, Ireland, The Cranberries became international stars in the 1990s with hits including "Zombie" and "Linger" that fused the alternative O'Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. The cause of death wasn't immediately available.

Thousands of Cranberries fans lined up outside of a Limerick, Ireland church – where Dolores O ’ Riordan was lying in repose ahead of her funeral Tuesday – to pay tribute to the singer who died Monday at the age of 46.

Thousands of Cranberries fans attended a Limerick, Ireland church, where Dolores O ' Riordan was lying in repose, to pay tribute to the singer Sunday. Credit: Charles McQuillan/Getty.

Thousands of Cranberries fans lined up outside of a Limerick, Ireland church – where Dolores O'Riordan was lying in repose ahead of her funeral Tuesday – to pay tribute to the singer who died Monday at the age of 46.

According to the Irish Times, fans congregated outside of St Joseph's Church Sunday, the first public viewing since O'Riordan's death on January 15th; earlier in the week, a London's coroner announced they had released the singer's body back to her family after conducting an autopsy, the results of which will be revealed no earlier than April.

Inside the church, Cranberries songs played quietly as fans entered during the four-hour viewing. A floral tribute – from the singer's Cranberries band mates – next to O'Riordan's coffin was inscribed with an homage to one of the band's biggest hits, "The song has ended, but the memories linger on."

The Cranberries Speak Out After Dolores O'Riordan's Death: 'We Are Devastated'

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Thousands of people have gathered at a church in Limerick to remember the life of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O ’ Riordan . People queue to pay their respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O ’ Riordan (Niall Carson/PA).

Thousands Gather To Pay Tribute To Cranberries Singer Dolores O ’ Riordan . PA Wire/PA Images. People queue to pay their respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O ' Riordan at St Joseph's Church in Limerick, Ireland , during a public reposal.

The coffin was also lined with photographs of the "deeply religious" singer performing onstage as well as two pictures of O'Riordan meeting the late Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

"We come to offer a heartfelt greeting to a deeply loved and cherished daughter of Limerick. As we file past her coffin, let’s pray for her, her family and those she loved and helped in life," Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy told mourners Sunday. "I am conscious that, while millions across the world have been shocked by the sad news of her death, today is about Limerick’s public moment to bid farewell."

The public viewing in Limerick, O'Riordan's home city, concludes Sunday afternoon, at which point the coffin will be relocated to a funeral home in nearby Ballyneety for another public viewing before she is laid to rest Tuesday at St Ailbes' Church in Ballybricken, BBC reports.

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Thousands of fans gather to mourn Dolores O ' Riordan . 1/5. Mourners and members of the public pay their respects as the late Dolores O ' Riordan lays in repose inside St. Joseph's church on January 21, 2018 in Limerick, Ireland .

Featured Memorial | Dolores O ' Riordan . Irish President Michael D. Higgins said O ' Riordan and the band "had an immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally."

While the funeral service itself is open to the public – and will be broadcast on Irish radio – only family will attend the private burial. The Irish Times added that O'Riordan would likely be buried next to her late father Terry, who died in 2011.

d: Thousands of Cranberries fans attended a Limerick, Ireland church, where Dolores O'Riordan was lying in repose, to pay tribute to the singer Sunday.© Charles McQuillan/Getty Thousands of Cranberries fans attended a Limerick, Ireland church, where Dolores O'Riordan was lying in repose, to pay tribute to the singer Sunday.

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