This is extremely sad ….
O’Riordan rose to fame as the gentle voice behind some of The Cranberries’ biggest hits, including “Zombie” and “Linger,” the latter of which, a lilting love song, served as the band’s breakthrough hit in 1993. The tune, with its distinctive string section, peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It also featured prominently in the 2006 Adam Sandler movie “Click,” prompting a brief cameo by O’Riordan to sing the song in a wedding scene.
That tour, as well as its North American leg, were cancelled in July as O’Riordan recovered from an “ongoing back problem,” according to The Cranberries’ website.
The band’s final album with O’Riordan at the mic, an acoustic compilation record called “Something Else,” was released in April.