The Cranberries music sales SOAR by 900,000 per cent after tragic death of lead singer Dolores O'Riordan in London hotel at age 46

Posted on Jan 16 2018 - 11:10pm by admin

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 04: Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs at L'Olympia on May 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by David Wolff - Patrick/Redferns)Dolores O’Riordan has tragically passed away at the age of 46 [Getty]

Dolores died suddenly and unexpectedly in a London hotel at the age of 46, a statement from her publicist has confirmed.

Music by the Irish band has skyrocketed on Amazon’s list of Movers & Shakers in the aftermath of her passing. 

The group’s latest album, Something Else, which they released last year soared to the top spot with a huge 913,350 percent surge in sales. 

The Cranberries, singer Dolores O'Riordan, bassist Mike Hogan, drummer Fergal Lawler and guitar player Noel HoganMusic by The Cranberries has soared in the aftermath of Dolores’ death[Getty]

Dolores’s 2007 solo album Are You Listening? rose to the second spot, followers by the 2002 re-release of the band’s 1993 record, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 

Meanwhile hitting the fourth and fifth spot on the Amazon album chart was The Cranberries albums To The Faithful Departed and Wake Up And Smell The Coffee. 

The Cranberries massive hits Linger, Zombie, and Dreams also saw a resurgence on iTunes. 

The remaining members of The Cranberries shared their sadness at Dolores' deathThe remaining members of The Cranberries shared their sadness at Dolores’ death [The Cranberries/ Twitter]

The statement announcing the singer’s sad death read: “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.”

While her publicist described her death as “sudden”, Metropolitan Police said her passing was being treated as “unexplained”.

Dolores O'RiordanIrish singer Dolores O’Riordan had cancelled gigs in 2017 due to an ongoing back issue [Getty]

Tributes have poured in for The Cranberries singer after her sudden and tragic death Tributes have poured in for The Cranberries singer after her sudden and tragic death [Twitter]

In a tweet, her band members from The Cranberries shared their sadness at her death, writing: “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. Noel, Mike and Fergal.”

The Cranberries sold 40 million records worldwide, and had four US Top 20 albums, with single Linger landing at number 8 in the US.

She has three children with her ex-husband, Don Burton, the former tour manager of Duran Duran, who she split from in 2014.

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