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Dolores dies at age 46

The lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries has died suddenly aged 46.

Dolores O'Riordan had been in London for a recording session at the time of her death on Monday, according to her publicist.

Metropolitan Police said Dolores was pronounced dead at the Hilton on Park Lane.

Her last post on Twitter, on 3 January, said she was travelling to Ireland.

The band, which was formed in 1989, rose to international fame in the 1990s and sold more than 40m records worldwide, with hits including Zombie, Linger and Dreams.

The group released five albums before taking a break in 2003.