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Lead singer of The Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan dies

The 46-year-old was recording in London at the time of her death.

Tributes are pouring in for Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, who has died suddenly at the age of 46.

Ireland's state broadcaster RTE said the musician was in London for a recording session at the time of her death.

O'Riordan led the band to international fame in the 1990s with hit singles Zombie and Linger. Their debut album went on to sell 40 million records around the world.

The singer's publicist said her family were shattered by the news.

She had three children with Don Burton, the former tour manager for Duran Duran. They had been married for 20 years and broke up in 2014.

The Cranberries toured Europe last year but cancelled a number of their planned gigs due to O'Riordan's health issues. She suffered from bi-polar disorder and also had back issues.

The news of her sudden death prompted tributes from fellow musicians and performers on social media.