Tributes have been pouring in after it was confirmed The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan had died suddenly at the age of 46.
We look back on our 2007 interview with O’Riordan in the video above.
The likes of James Corden, Hozier and Josh Groban were among those taking to Twitter to share their condolences.
Corden posted a moving message, which read: “I once met Dolores O’Riordan when I was 15. She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x.”
Groban also shared a link to the BBC News story, alongside the caption: “Nooooo!! Have always adored her songs and voice.”
Irish band Kodaline took to Twitter to say The Cranberries gave them their first big break, admitting they were “absolutely shocked” to hear the tragic news.
Hozier was also among those to pay an emotional tribute, describing O’Riordan’s voice as “unforgettable.”
Irish President Michael D. Higgins released a statement Monday afternoon to say O’Riordan’s death “will be a big loss.” See the full statement below.
American singer-songwriter Liz Phair said she was “devastated” after hearing the news, writing:
Michelle Branch also took to social media to say she remembered wanting to be just like O’Riordan as a little girl. She posted:
Garbage shared their condolences online as well, writing on Twitter:
The messages come after the musician’s publicist confirmed the sad news to ET Canada Monday.
The statement read: “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” No further details are available as of yet.