Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

The lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan, died suddenly on Jan 15 at the age of 46.

The cause of her death was unclear.

According to her publicist, she was in London for a short recording session.

London police said that a woman in her 40s was pronounced dead early on Monday at a hotel on Park Lane in Central London.

She was famous for fronting the band with hits like Linger and Zombie in the 90s.

In a post on The Cranberries' official Facebook page, the publicist said that family members are "devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this difficult time".

She leaves behind two daughters and a son.

There has been an outpouring of grief for the singer including British pop band Duran Duran and Irish singer Hozier.

The Cranberries shot to fame in 1993 with their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

O'Riordan left the band in 2003 and recorded two solo albums before reuniting with her band members in 2009.