Tragic Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan is set to be laid to rest alongside alongsideher beloved late father, MailOnline can reveal.
The singer is expected to be buried on the family plot in a cemetery, near her hometown of Friarstown, in a quiet corner of southern Ireland.
Her funeral is expected within the next few days and a week after her sudden death at the age of 46 in a Park Lane hotel room.
She will be buried alongside her father Terence, who died in the winter of 2011 at the age of 68 from cancer.
This is the spot which is set to be the final resting place for Cranberries' singer Dolores O'Riordan, buried alongside her beloved father, Terrence (pictured)
The singer, pictured with boyfriend Ole Koretsky, is expected to be buried on the family plot in a cemetery, near her hometown of Friarstown, in a quiet corner of southern Ireland
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Local priest Father James Walton said thefamily had told him they wished for her funeral service to be at his church St. Alibe's - and for her remains to be laid to rest in her father's grave.
The grave is dedicated to 'the loving memory' of Mr O'Riordan and the family have added a deeply personal touch by placing caricatures of comedians Laurel and Hardy by the head stone.
Caricatures of comedians Laurel and Hardy sit by the head stone of the family grave where Dolores is expected to be buried
The Caherelly Cemetery had its first burial recorded in 1717 and is around two miles from the church which Dolores used to attend with her family.
She visited them in Friarstown earlier this month and promised to rejoin them this weekend after a completing a recording session in London.
A local in her hometown said: 'Dolores was one of ours. There was never any of that pop star stuff when she came home.
'She kept a house here and went to church and was very close to her family. It is a tragedy for all of us.'
The singer was a deeply religious woman who had met the Pope and posed next to a life size crucifix in the video for the hit song 'Zombie.'
She is said to have amassed a £20 million fortune and was a divorced mother-of-three and her children and fellow band members are expected at the service.
Father Walton, whose daily services attract around half-a-dozen parishioners, said his church could hold around 200 mourners and plans were being drawn up to accommodate a large media number outside the 1950-built building.
He added: 'I met Delores when she came to the church with her mother. There were no airs and graces about her being a celebrity and all that.
Priest Father James Walton said the family had told him they wished for her funeral service to be at his church St. Alibe's - and for her to be laid to rest in her father's grave (pictured)
Dolores's body was discovered on the bathroom floor when cleaners at the Hilton on Park Lane in London (right) went into her room thinking it was empty
'She was a perfectly nice woman and blended into the church.'
He said her family were 'devastated' at her death and had been praying together regularly for her.
He has visited them several times and said the singer's mother Eileen had installed a framed photo of her daughter in her house, which was illuminated by a lighted candle.
He said he had heard no mention of her being depressed or suicidal during his several meetings with the family since her death on Monday and that they remained 'clueless' about how she died.
Post-mortem results into her death are due to be released today after toxicology tests have been completed. An inquest at Westminster is expected to open tomorrow.
Police have confirmed that they are not treating the death as suspicious.
The singer died in the bathroom of her room at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. Her body was discovered by cleaning staff.
The singer is expected to be buried on the family plot in a cemetery, near her hometown of Friarstown, in a quiet corner of southern Ireland (pictured)
The Caherelly Cemetery (pictured) had its first burial recorded in 1717 and is around two miles from the church which Dolores used to attend with her family
The local priest told MailOnline that it is the family's wish that she is buried alongside her father Terry inCaherelly Cemetery (pictured)
Dolores's friend and music producer Dan Waite - one of the last people to hear from her before she died - said that she left a voice message on his phone, just hours before she was found dead.
Mr Waite, who was to attend a recording session with her in London, said she had left a voice message applauding a version of her hit 'Zombie' by rock band Bad Wolves's.
He added: 'She was looking forward to seeing me in the studio and recording vocals. She sounded full of life, joking and excited to see me and my wife this week.'
Dolores had been in London to record a cover of The Cranberries' 1994 hit single Zombie with Bad Wolves. The song is a seething condemnation of the IRA's 1993 Warrington bomb attack that killed two boys and it won an Ivor Novello award.
The Cranberries also enjoyed huge success with track Linger.
They split in 2003 before reforming in 2009 and embarking on a reunion tour around America.
The lead singer suffered with bipolar disorder and depression throughout her career, but US website TMZ reported friends describing her as 'dreadfully depressed' in recent weeks.
The grave is dedicated to 'the loving memory' of Mr O'Riordan and the family have added a personal touch by placing caricatures of comedians Laurel and Hardy by the head stone
The singer's heartbroken boyfriend Olé Koretsky yesterday broke his silence since she was found. Pictured alongside D.A.R.K band member Andy Rourke, he wrote: 'My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful.'
Her heartbroken boyfriend Olé Koretsky yesterday broke his silence since she was found on the bathroom floor by cleaners in the Hilton Park Lane hotel.
He wrote: 'My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful.
'The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me here now.'
Dolores's fellow band members of the group D.A.R.K also spoke for the first time of their sadness at her death.
Band mate and member of The Smiths Andy Rourke said: 'I am heartbroken and devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dolores.
'I have truly enjoyed the years we spent together and feel privileged to call her a close friend. It was a bonus to work with her in our band D.A.R.K. and witness firsthand her breathtaking and unique talent.
'I will miss her terribly. I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones.'
The Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy said today: 'The death of Dolores O'Riordan is such a sad loss of a young and precious life. Millions across the world have been shocked by this sad news but first and foremost I think of her family.
'Way beyond anything else, this is the passing of a loving mother, daughter and sister. This is a family that will grieve deeply for Dolores in the same as others lwho lose loved ones. It starts and ends with them.
'Of course she was a superstar and an inspiration to so many people, not least from Limerick. She grew up in Ballybricken, which is actually in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, but Limerick city, all of Limerick, held her very dear in its heart.
'Her rise to stardom gave a huge amount of belief to young people locally at the time. She was a true child of Limerick; talented, honest, full of soul and courageous. And she never lost sight of who she was and where she was from.
'She also often spoke about her spirituality and how important that was too her and, of course, she met Pope John Paull II. She spoke of taking a lot of influence for her music from her spirituality. Limerick and the world has lost a kind, soft-hearted, talented soul. May she rest in peace.'
FAQsWhat caused Dolores O'Riordan death? ›
O'Riordan struggled with depression and the pressure of her own success, and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2015. She subsequently released her last album with the group, Something Else (2017). O'Riordan died from drowning due to alcohol intoxication in January 2018.What happened to Dolores O'Riordan from the cranberries? ›
Dolores O'Riordan's death in January 2018 has officially been ruled a tragic accident, and the days and weeks before the singer's untimely death further corroborate those findings. O'Riordan was in London at the time of her death working on a remake of her hit song 'Zombie' with the band Bad Wolves.What happened to the Cranberries? ›
'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Star Dolores Catania Reveals To Wendy Williams That She Is Part Nigerian.Where was Dolores Riordan funeral? ›
The funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has taken place in County Limerick. The service, led by family friend Canon Liam McNamara at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, will be followed by a private family burial.What is the meaning behind Zombie by The Cranberries? ›
The song was written in response to the death of Johnathan Ball, 3, and Tim Parry, 12, who had been killed in the IRA bombing in Warrington, northwest England, when two devices hidden in litter bins were detonated.Is Dolores o Riordan death? › What happened to Dolores O Riordan's children? ›
Dolores O'Riordan's three children were reportedly 'living abroad when she died' Dolores O'Riordan's three children had reportedly been living with their father since 2014. Sadly when their mother died in London, they were 3,500 miles away in Toronto, Canada with their dad Don Burton.Is Zombie anti IRA? ›
Her pain was real: Zombie was a visceral response to the death of two children in an IRA bombing in the Cheshire town of Warrington. Three-year-old Johnathan Ball was killed when two bombs hidden in litter bins detonated on a busy shopping street in March 1993.
The Irish singer was in London for a recording session when she passed away suddenly at a hotel in the capital's Park Lane on 15 January 2018.What happened to Journey lead singer? ›
He was the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987, and again from 1995 to 1998. Perry also had a successful solo career between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s, made sporadic appearances in the 2000s, and returned to music full-time in 2018.Who were the Cranberries? ›
The CranberriesAre the Cranberries Irish? ›
One of the most well-known and influential groups from the Irish music scene is The Cranberries, an Irish rock band formed in Limerick, Ireland.Why did the Cranberries break up? ›
The Cranberries have confirmed they will split up following the death of Dolores O'Riordan. The frontwoman was found dead in her hotel room at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 15 January. She was 46 years old. Dolores had recorded new music with her band, with the album In The End expected to be released next year.Why are Dolores ears so big? ›
Powers and abilities
Dolores has enhanced hearing; her ears are strong enough to hear even the quietest noise, such as the sound of a pin dropping, and even the sound of someone's eye twitching.
For Dolores, his sounds are a regular part of everyday life. From Dolores's line about "rats talking in the walls," it's clear she's probably convinced herself over the years that she's not hearing Bruno – she simply hears rats. Additionally, it does appear that Dolores previously spoke up in Encanto.Why does Dolores make a squeak noise? ›
Within Encanto then, Dolores' “squeak” means that she is talking about something potentially upsetting or heard information she was not supposed to know.Who is Dolores O Riordan's husband? › What is the zombie metaphor? ›
For 80 years, the undead have been used by filmmakers and writers as a metaphor for much deeper fears: racial sublimation, atomic destruction, communism, mass contagion, globalism — and, more than anything, each other.
Right from the start the ZOMBIES theme has been accepting others for who they are on the inside, not what they look like on the outside. The movies have taught children (and adults) to not judge a book by the cover, and to include those who are different.What is the zombie archetype? ›
Zombies appear in mythology across time and place. The word zombie derives from West Central Africa and is connected to Caribbean culture as a result of slave trade. Zombies hold projections of biological and metaphysical fears. The zombie archetype is emerging as a symbol of the viral culture in which we live.What singer died in a tub? ›
The official story goes like this: On the last night of Jim Morrison's life, the rocker went to a movie in Paris, listened to records, fell ill and died of heart failure in his bathtub at the age of 27.How tall is Dolores Riordan? › Was Cranberries lead singer an alcoholic? ›
Dolores O'Riordan had always been open to speaking about her mental health. O'Riordan had spoken openly of her eating disorders, depression, alcoholism and the sexual abuse she suffered as a little girl.Why did Dolores and Don Burton split? ›
After being married for 20 years, O'Riordan and Burton split in late 2014 after the singer was involved in an air rage incident. She was later spared a criminal conviction after a judge ruled she was "mentally ill" at the time of the incident.Does Dolores O'Riordan have a child? ›
Dolores O'RiordanAre zombies hard to sing? ›
Zombie - The Cranberries
Don't let the easy beats and slow guitar at the start fool you, this is near impossible to sing in tune. According to musicnotes.com, it has a tempo of 84 beats per minute and is set to the key of E Minor.
Marvel lost the trademark in 1996 but it wasn't long before it was once again trademarking the armies of the undead, registering the words Marvel Zombies to protect its comic series of the same name. With DC, Marvel also trademarked the phrase 'Super Hero'.How do you survive a Zombie apocalypse? ›
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- Set up a base. ...
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- Find the perfect zombie-fighting ensemble. ...
- Just because you have shelter doesn't mean you're safe.
This tour would also feature the four surviving original members (Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White and Hugh Grundy) in addition to the band's current line-up.Why did White Zombie break up? ›
In June 2011, in an interview with Metal Hammer magazine, he was asked why White Zombie split up, to which he replied: "It had run its course. Success is a big thing that you can never plan for, because it affects everybody differently.Who are the original members of The Zombies? ›
The Zombies were formed in 1961 by students Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy. They later brought in bassist Paul Arnold, who in turn brought in Colin Blunstone as lead singer.Who is singing for Journey in 2022? ›
JOURNEY features founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) Jason Derlatka (keyboards, backing vocals), and Deen Castranovo (drums, backing vocals).Who got fired from Journey? ›
Journey guitarist Neal Schon explained why the band dismissed former lead singer Jeff Scott Soto, saying he “didn't sound right” to them.Who was the best lead singer of Journey? ›
Journey will always be associated most closely with Steve Perry.How did the Cranberries meet? ›
They became one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Brothers Noel and Mike Hogan met Fergal Lawler while breakdancing in a park in the small Irish city of Limerick. They were young teenagers at that stage, and as their adolescence went on, their tastes began to change.What were cranberries called during Pilgrim times? ›
The colonists had a few names for the cranberry: Craneberries, for the way the flower, produced in early June before the fruit grows, resembles the head and bill of a sandhill crane; fenberries, for the fens—an antiquated word for bogs—where cranberries grow; and bearberries, for the bears that were, apparently, often ...How do cranberries look? ›
It is robust with round, oblong, or pear-shaped berries that vary in colour from pink to very dark red or mottled red and white. The small-fruited, or northern, cranberry (V. oxycoccos) is found in marshy land in northern North America and Asia and in northern and central Europe and is of local importance.What country did cranberry originate from? ›
The Cranberry (genus Vaccinium) is native to the swamps and bogs of northeastern North America. It belongs to the Heath, or Heather family (Ericaceae), which is a very widespread family of about 125 genera and about 3500 species!
The Cranberries formed in Limerick, Ireland, in 1989. It started out with Noel, Mike, Fergal, and a guy named Niall singing, and the band was initially called the Cranberry Saw Us.What country are cranberries native to? ›
The cranberry is a native American fruit. Its native range extends in temperate climate zones from the East Coast to the Central U. S. and Canada and from Southern Canada in the north to the Appalachians in the south. The plant is a low-growing, trailing, woody vine with a perennial habit.Why are cranberries in the water? ›
After the harvest and just before winter temperatures become dangerous to the cranberry vines, the cranberry bogs are flooded to protect the the plants from sub-zero temperatures and frigid winter winds. The bog is drained in the spring so the plants can flower and produce fruit.Can dogs have cranberries? ›
Both cranberries and dried cranberries are safe to feed to dogs in small quantities. Whether your dog will like this tart treat is another question. Either way, moderation is important when feeding cranberries to dogs, as with any treat, as too many cranberries can lead to an upset stomach.Where are the bad wolves from? › › wiki › The_Cranberries ›
Dolores O'Riordan's three children were reportedly 'living abroad when she died' Dolores O'Riordan's three children had reportedly been living with their father since 2014. Sadly when their mother died in London, they were 3,500 miles away in Toronto, Canada with their dad Don Burton.Who is buried at Dolores Cemetery? ›
Notable San Franciscans buried at Mission Dolores include the first Mexican governor of Alta California, Captain Luis Arguello, Don Francisco De Haro, the first alcalde (mayor) of San Francisco, and William Leidesdorf, one of the city's early influential businessmen.Is Dolores Grandma still alive? ›
Nancy's married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds. Sad news. Dolores Catania's grandmother passed away on Wednesday (Dec 27). The beloved 104 year-old grandmother of The Real Housewives of New Jersey star suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, and passed away the following day.Why did Dolores and Don Burton split? ›
After being married for 20 years, O'Riordan and Burton split in late 2014 after the singer was involved in an air rage incident. She was later spared a criminal conviction after a judge ruled she was "mentally ill" at the time of the incident.
The song was written in response to the death of Johnathan Ball, 3, and Tim Parry, 12, who had been killed in the IRA bombing in Warrington, northwest England, when two devices hidden in litter bins were detonated.How tall is Dolores Riordan? › What is the largest graveyard in the United States? ›
With its first burial in 1848, Calvary Cemetery in Queens has become the largest cemetery in the US with more than 3 million graves. After the original section of the cemetery filled in 1867, three more sections were opened.
She added that the oldest marked grave in the state is located near the center of the cemetery: Elizabeth Forrester, a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania died while visiting Florida and was buried at Tolomato in 1798.What is the largest Catholic cemetery in the United States? ›
Calvary Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery in Maspeth and Woodside, Queens, in New York City, New York, United States. With about three million burials, it has the largest number of interments of any cemetery in the United States.Did Dolores daughter become a vet? ›
She graduated in May 2021 and earned a degree to officially become a doctor. "Today @gcatans graduates from @rossvetschool becoming a Veterinarian. Gabby has worked day and night for years to get to this very moment. I am so proud of her dedication to her calling of becoming a vet & resilience when things weren't easy.How did Dolores Catania lose weight? ›
Dolores went with an HCG diet, which combines injections of the HCG hormone with a limited-calorie plan. After one week, she lost eight pounds, and then Dolores was down 18 pounds in 28 days.Where does Dolores live now? ›
REAL Housewives of New Jersey star Dolores Catania is living in a modern $1million New Jersey townhouse featuring an “airy” kitchen, massive chandeliers, elevator and more.How old is Dolores Riordan? ›
O'Riordan, who had been recording in London at the time, was found dead in her hotel room in the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on Monday, Jan. 15. She was 46.Who were the Cranberries? ›
The frontwoman was found dead in her hotel room at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 15 January. She was 46 years old. Dolores had recorded new music with her band, with the album In The End expected to be released next year. And after the release of In The End, the Irish group will disband.