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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan laid to rest at funeral

A funeral service for Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was held Tuesday in her native Ireland, a little over a week after she was found dead in London.

The memorial service took place in O’Riordan’s hometown of Ballybricken, Limerick, where the late singer’s family and ex-Cranberries bandmates gathered to say goodbye.

O’Riordan had previously sang as a choir member at St. Ailbe’s Church, where the funeral was held, according to TMZ. A public visitation for the beloved singer also took place Sunday in Ireland so fans could pay tribute.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed for O’Riordan, whose body was discovered in her hotel room last Monday. British police have said her death is not considered suspicious.

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, dead at 46

The funeral for Dolores O'Riordan took place Tuesday at St. Ailbe's Church in Ireland.

The funeral for Dolores O’Riordan took place Tuesday at St. Ailbe’s Church in Ireland.

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The death of O’Riordan, who was 46, led to an outpour of condolences from fans, figures within the industry and the surviving members of her former band.

“We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today,” Fergal Lawler, Mike Hogan and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries said in a statement posted to Twitter.

LIMERICK, IRELAND - JANUARY 23: The coffin of Dolores O'Riordan, accompanied by pipers is carried out of St Ailbe's parish church in Ballybricken after Dolores O'Riordan's funeral on January 23, 2018 in Limerick, Ireland. The Cranberries singer, aged 46 was found unresponsive in a London hotel last week. Police are not treating her death as suspicious. An inquest into O'Riordan's death was opened and adjourned until April while the coroner awaits test results. The Cranberries' debut album 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' sold 40 million records in the early 1990's. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Mourners attend funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan

Meanwhile, O’Riordan’s boyfriend Olé Koretskym — who had been in another band, D.A.R.K., with O’Riordan before her death — said his heart is broken “beyond repair.”

“Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable,” Koretsky said in a statement posted to the band’s website. “I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there’s no real place for me here now.”

Death of Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan not suspicious, cops say

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Dolores O’Riordan was found dead last week at the age of 46.


O’Riordan rose to fame in the early 1990s behind hits with The Cranberries such as “Linger” and “Zombie.”

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