Dolores O’Riordan’s Haunting Prediction About Her Life

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The Irish singer Dolores O’Riordan was one of the most prominent voices in rock music in the 1990s. She was well-known as the lead singer of the Cranberries. Her distinctive voice and signature yodel made her stand out from the other female lead singers of the time.

The band established itself as one of the era’s most recognizable alternative rock bands. Their debut album, ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?‘ became number 1 on the United Kingdom and Ireland charts. The album quickly reached commercial success and sold more than six million copies worldwide. The band was no one-hit-wonder. They continued to be list toppers with several albums and songs.

Their second studio album was no different. In fact, the lead single ‘Zombie‘ became almost an anthem for alternative rock. The song reached an audience that exceeded the rock community. The song made its way across the pond and placed itself number one on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts.

One could think that fame and fortune solve all problems, but this is not the case for many artists who pass away too soon. Unfortunately, the untimely death of Dolores O’Riordan was one of those heartbreaking instances. The frontwoman’s experiences with psychiatric treatment and her periodic struggles with heavy drinking made her vulnerable to a tragic death. However, the singer had already predicted that she would not live long.

Dolores O’Riordan Predicted She Would Not Live Untill 50

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The tragic story behind Dolores O’Riordan’s untimely death began with her excessive use of drugs and alcohol. She was known to battle depression throughout her career and even attempted to take her own life in 2013. After her attempt, O’Riordan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2015. She publicly spoke about her struggles with eating disorders, alcoholism, and the abuse she went through when she was a child.

She explained in a few interviews a few years before her passing that she feared dying young. She even claimed that it would make her happy if she were to make it to 50. The singer always believed she would live a shorter life because of her struggles.

In her intimate interviews, she talked about her fears of not living a long life:

“I had to tell myself to slow down and not to feel guilty because I am not going to live that long. I’m 43. If I see 50, I’ll be happy. I mean that.”

In 2018, she was in London for her side project D.A.R.K. and to discuss the new album of the Cranberries. However, she was found dead in the bathroom of her hotel room on January 15, 2018. The cause of her death was reported on her 47th birthday on September 6. The police confirmed that her death was not suspicious, and the reports revealed that she had drowned after losing her consciousness due to alcohol intoxication.

She sadly predicted her tragic ending. Although Dolores was open about her struggles, her sudden death shocked and saddened the music world. One year after her death, the Cranberries released their final studio album, ‘In the End‘ on April 26, 2019. Even though the making process was challenging for the surviving band members after O’Riordan’s death, they decided to finish it to commemorate their beloved frontwoman.