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Remembering Dolores O’Riordan 1971-2018

I was so sad to hear of the death of Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer with The Cranberries.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious, Scotland Yard has said. The Irish musician was found dead at the Hilton hotel in Park Lane, London on the morning of 15 January. A report has been compiled for the coroner.

O’Riordan had been in the capital to record a cover of Zombie, one of her group’s biggest hits, with the hard rockers Bad Wolves.

I was a fan of The Cranberries. When their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? was released in 1993, I was working for the now-defunct music store Our Price. I remember the demand for the record was so huge that we had trouble ordering more stock.

‘Dreams’ remains one of my favourite songs.

Back in 2009, before the release of the singer’s second – and final – solo album, No Baggage, I interviewed Dolores for my evening show on GaydarRadio.

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Phil Marriott

The author Phil Marriott

As well as holding the Head of Music position, Phil currently presents the Sunday mid-morning show on Gaydio - the world’s biggest LGBT dance radio station. As a DJ, he has supported Tiesto and played for clubbing brands Fierce Angel and SupermartXe. He is one half of a remix duo with DJ Rich B and also produces the PMKEpodcast with singer Katherine Ellis, the LDN Vegans YouTube channel with Polly Harvey, and produces and presents Boys On Film with Raj Rudolph from EQ Music Blog.

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