TODAY MARKS two years since the passing of Limerick woman Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries.
Renowned across the globe for her distinctive voice, the world mourned when hit with the news of her death.
In her native Limerick in particular, tributes to the late singer have consistently appeared, most recently as an incredible mural painted on a wall by the city's King John's Castle as part of Draw Out, the urban art festival.
Today, former member of The Cranberries Fergal Lawler, who had drummed with the band since its foundation in 1989, shared a message on the second anniversary of her passing.
It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Dolores's passing.
Linger was playing on the radio this morning, listening to it was both sad + uplifting. Sad because she has passed but uplifting because she will always be with us through her voice and her songs."
“Ferg here. It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since Dolores’s passing. Linger was playing on the radio this morning, listening to it was both sad + uplifting. Sad because she has passed but uplifting because she will always be with us through her voice and her songs.” pic.twitter.com/Ski7G0Zghg
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) January 15, 2020
The Cranberries released their final album, In The End, in 2019.
The album, which features vocals recorded by Ms O'Riordan before her untimely death, has since been nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album.
Should In The End win the award, it will be the band's first Grammy win-- a bittersweet moment for the remaining members after the singer's untimely passing.
Upon the announcement of the nomination, the remaining members released a statement on Twitter saying:
"We are humbly honoured with the news that our final album “In the End” has been nominated for a 2020 Grammy in the category of Best Rock Album.
It’s a fitting tribute to Dolores and her truly amazing talents. She would be immensely proud."