“Rest in peace, Cranberries’ lead singer Dolores O’Riordan” links

The Cranberries perform at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Rest in peace, Dolores O’Riordan. [OMG Blog]
Taraji P. Henson proves yet again that she’s a movie star. [LaineyGossip]
Dennis Rodman is still a mess. [Dlisted]
Jim Carrey thought he was going to die in Hawaii when the false alarm went off this past weekend. [Wonderwall]
James Franco’s future projects are being put on pause. [Pajiba]
Gerard Butler got high at a Barbra Streisand concert. [JustJared]
Jane Fonda had cancer removed from her lip. [Seriously OMG WTF]
I’m sorry but I laughed at this: a “contraception app” has led to 37 unwanted pregnancies. [Jezebel]
I still wish I was Doutzen Kroes. [Moe Jackson]

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  1. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Her tunes have been in my head since yesterday. Takes me back to the wonderful 90s. RIP.

  2. mynameispearl says:

    This was breaking news as I came home from work yesterday as I came home from work (I’m Irish). I actually cried when the radio station played Ode to my family, followed by Dreams. Rest in Peace Dolores.

    • FLORC says:

      Ugh this is so painful. Her voice was incredible. 1 of those musicians that seemed like a genuinely decent person. Just… Ugh. I can’t find the details, but hope she didn’t suffer.

    • AnnaKist says:

      It’s so unbelievably sad. I saw the news first thing yesterday morning (in Australia). I’m in hospital and have been YouTubing her music ever since, since I can’t get it out of my head. She was such a fabulous singer and a truly wonderful woman. Even her name… RIP Dolores.

  3. minxx says:

    So sad! Ode to my family keeps running through my head since I’ve heard the news. :(

    • Milla says:

      Linger is my go to song. And it just throws me back to teen years. So i hope she is at peace. amazing singer, the silver lining is that her music lives on.

      And there’s another song i love, my mind is blocked at the moment, i think its ridiculous thoughts. It’s amazing song. Jeez. I’m sad again

    • TheOtherSam says:

      Me too @minxx. A haunting song with many memories attached to it.

  4. Moneypenny424 says:

    So sad about Dolores’s passing. As a high schooler in the 90s, I thought she was endlessly cool and unique. Her music was there in some of my darkest times. May she rest in peace.

  5. teehee says:

    Funny because I had just shared the mp3 of Zombie to my mom for her car radio and played it a few times myself while driving yesterday…

  6. SM says:

    46 is not the age to die… so sad

  7. Luca76 says:

    Linger is like a time machine for me. I’m just transported back to my late teens. Listened to the Cranberries all morning so many memories 😢

  8. Susannah says:

    I know I’m old now because I can’t tell the difference between Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, etc they all sound the same to me. Dolores though had such a distinctive voice, no one else had it and she was so easy to identify. I loved her accent and just thought she was so cool. So sad to see her gone so young.

    • Milla says:

      It’s not about the age. It’s about the quality. It’s about meaning. Every song that stood the test of time has layers and some distinctive parts.

      And there’s an issue of being yourself. All popular artists now are products. Music industry doesn’t want another Prince, George, another Bjork, Lauren, another artist who is authentic and will stick to its guns.

    • thaliasghost says:

      All three of them were raised for the music industry. Dolores however, was an actual musician who pursued music as an adult because it was a passion. Note that I said music, not singing.

  9. Thea says:

    Worth mentioning about the Natural Cycles-app is that one of the investors in the company is one of Swedens most famous bloggers, Isabella Löwengrip. A lot of bloggers and influencers in Sweden are writing and talking about how great NC is (they’re bought). They are influencing young girls, some only 15 years old, to use an app that is not safe! Ms Löwengrip stated that the high rate of pregnancies is because the users can’t use it properly. But for the app to show a correct result you can’t workout in the evening, you cannot stress, you have to sleep the same amount of time every night…

    • Pedro45 says:

      Yeah, I don’t think major problems like that should be put down to user error. It’s so dangerous.

    • msd says:

      Oh my God. I can’t believe young women are using this. I understand contraception can be a nightmare for some people hormonally but far out … there are options. Condoms for one, because it’s not just about pregnancy, it’s about STIs.

      I had a friend who went off the pill because of problems and she and her partner used the rhythm method (which is basically what this app is) for a while. That’s why they have a son now. Whoops.

  10. tracking says:

    Another major talent lost too young. I was sad to read she suffered through a lot of darkness. How heartbreaking for her kids.

  11. Adrien says:

    RIP, Dolores. Saw Cranberries in 2012.

  12. BegoneOrangeCheeto says:

    This broke me. I was a teen in the 90s and The Cranberries were one of the first groups that I bought a TAPE for. (Yes, that’s right – I listened to tapes on my boombox.) My little sister had tickets to their concert last September which was, unfortunately, cancelled due to Dolores’ health issues at the time. This is a tragic loss for the world, the music community, and for her three kids. So so tough losing a mom so young. Rest in peace, songbird.

  13. NameChange says:

    Here in New York, two separate publications published op eds sympathetic to Aziz Ansari. They’re saying the movement has jumped the shark.

    • msd says:

      Some people were resistant to change all along and want any excuse to shut it down. I’ve noticed a few publications keep trying to spark a backlash but it doesn’t take hold. Outrage is still strong. Eliza Dushku’s story (which no one is writing op eds about, unsurprisingly) came out the same time. It shows how essential the movement is and will continue to be for some time.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        ^^^^ This.
        As if there could ever be an expiration date on working towards justice and equality. As if standing up for victims of assault is a trend. THAT mentality, that assault is something we must endure, has truly “jumped the shark”

        (I accidentally wrote “shart” instead of shark and almost kept it).

  14. Mar says:

    Sadly there is not much good music out there anymore. So many of the great artists are Leaving us.

  15. Some other name says:

    I’m so sad about Dolores. I kept hearing Zombie in my head all day yesterday. The Cranberries were a defining sound for my teenage years. RIP. :-/

  16. Dana Marie says:

    Dolores was a beautiful and warm soul to me during my teenage years. Her voice and lyrics were my therapy. May she rest peacefully now. Prayers for her children.

    • Pandakeeper says:

      I work with dancers and aerialists. Different ages, but the beginners are all in their early to late 20′s. Around 2014, I was very surprised and pleased that more than one of the youngin’s used a Cranberries song for their competition piece. (Mostly Zombie), but they listened intently and they were inspired by a true artist instead of an auto-tune doll.

      I had planned on seeing the Cranberries backed by an Orchestra at The Wiltern in LA last October. I was moving out of state then. I feel even worse now for missing that wonderful performance. RIP Dolores!

  17. themumy says:

    I was so sad to hear about her passing. Her music IS my teen and very early adult years. I graduated from high school in 1995, so at the very height of The Cranberries. I have so many memories attached to those songs and her voice, so much nostalgia, that it hits me in the heart every time I hear any Cranberries songs. How very sad. She was so young. And she left behind three children and a stepson, who I hear she was very close to, so 4 children. What a loss. May she rest in peace.

  18. Rebecca says:

    When my daughter was little I listened to the song “Zombie” a lot. Instead of singing, “In your head. In your head. Zombie! Zombie!”, my daughter would sing “Hit your head. Hit your head. Sorry. Sorry.” That’s what she thought she was saying. It was so cute. We still love that song and laugh about her version every time that song comes on.

    We are both so sad that she is gone so young.