Boyfriend Of Late Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Breaks Silence On Her Mysterious Death

by Kat Manos
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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the iconic ’90s band the Cranberries, suddenly died at the age of 46 in London earlier this week.

Dolores had been in the UK recording a new album when she passed, and the music world at large has spent the week in mourning.

The “Zombie” and “Dreams” singer was survived by ex-husband Don Burton, their three children, and her boyfriend of two years, Olé Koretsky.

Authorities and medical experts are still determining a precise cause of death, so Dolores’ family is taking time to process their grief privately.

Olé, however, broke his silence on the website for his and Dolores’ band D.A.R.K., opening up about his personal struggle with her passing.

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.

Andy Rourke, fellow bandmate and former member of the Smiths, also wrote parting words for the late singer, claiming he is “heartbroken and devastated” and “will miss her terribly.”

Olé last shared a photo on Instagram of him and the late singer cuddling on New Year’s, with the caption: “NYE: take away, TV, pajamas.”

Be sure to watch the video of Dolores and Olé below, and SHARE this story to honor her legacy.

Photos: Instagram / doubleole; Twitter / DolORiordan

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