Cause of Death Confirmed for The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan died last January at the young age of forty-six, leaving behind three children and millions of heartbroken fans. Her bandmates continue to struggle with her death, as it was so sudden, unexpected and tragic. Following her death, there were speculations about suicide, given her recent bipolar disorder diagnosis. Finally, we have answers. More in the video.


O’Riordan has held a special place in the musical hearts of lesbians of a certain age, since we were all listening to “Linger” in our baby Doc Martens.

Regardless of the singer’s sexuality, (she was married to a man) she’s long been considered a lesbian icon of sorts. Probably because of her powerful female voice, style, and presence, on top of the fact that she was an extraordinary talent. The impact she made on many of us will live on forever, and chances are, at least 100 women reading this still own a Cranberries CD they bought in high school or college. Get it out and play it today.