The lead singer of The Cranberries died suddenly on Monday morning, with her death being confirmed in a statement from her publicist.
Cleaners at the five-star Hilton hotel on Park Lane apparently found Dolores O’Riordan in the bathroom of her suite, after they entered her room while thinking it was empty.
And now her devastated boyfriend Ole Koretsky has broken his silence, following her tragic death aged 46, to pay tribute to “the love of his life”.
[D.A.R.K / Facebook]
Ole, who played with Dolores in alternative rock band D.A.R.K, released a statement on the band’s official Facebook page on Wednesday evening.
He said: “My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair.
“Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable.
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“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.”
In an emotional tribute online earlier this week, Dolores’ niece Elaine O’Riordan told how her family were “shocked” by the death.
Alongside a photo of her aunt, Elaine wrote on Facebook: “Words can’t describe the shock and sadness we are all feeling watch over dad Nana and all of your brothers and sisters and kids its going too be a very tough road ahead at your loss.
“We all love you xXXxx I’m sure you and grandad will have a great time up in heaven together …until we meet again xXxx only one Auntie Lolo you will be sorely missed Rest in peace Love you xxxx still doesn’t feel real xoxoxoxox
Dolores’ death was confirmed in a statement from her publicist, reading: “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.
“No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”