Fans around the world pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan on first anniversary of The Cranberries singer's death
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Fans around the world pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan on first anniversary of The Cranberries singer's death

FANS of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan have paid tribute to the tragic Irishwoman on the first anniversary of her death.

The Limerick native tragically drowned in the bath of a London hotel on January 15, 2018, and her untimely death aged just 46 shocked music fans around the world.

Her bandmates Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor released music from their new album 'In The End' on Tuesday to mark the anniversary.

Writing on Facebook, the band explained that Dolores recorded vocals for the single 'All Over Now' throughout 2017 and said they hoped sharing the album track would be a meaningful way to remember her.

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Fans gathered to remember Dolores and sing her songs at a special ceremony in Limerick on Tuesday, while social media was flooded with tributes to the late frontwoman.

One fan tweeted: "A year gone today. Dolores you inspired me so much, with your talent & your tragic, untimely death. Life is so short. The sky can change forever in a heartbeat. Don’t waste your days, don’t waste your wishes. Do what you love while you can".

Another wrote: "I remember driving home last year having spent a couple of weeks in Carlow while the eldest was on her honeymoon, we were driving through Baltinglass when the news broke that #DoloresORiordan was dead, we pulled over and cried. RIP".

A third added: "One year on. Still one of the most incredible singers of our time. Such a loss to the world of music Wherever you are Dolores I hope you are at peace".

Tuesday's ceremony 'Piano for Dolores', at Ormston House in Limerick city, opened from midday and celebrations of O'Riordan's life continued for several hours.

There was a book of memories, a portrait of the singer and a piano at the venue, as well as musical performances later in the evening.

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The Cranberries will be conferred with honorary doctorates by the University of Limerick on Friday and a posthumous doctorate will be given to Dolores’ family.