Good grief. A real shock. Dolores had such a distinctive voice and I will always remember her coated in gold paint belting out Zombie. I saw The Cranberries supporting REM many years ago. Good band. This is very sad news. RIP Dolores.
What a terrible shock for her family and friends. RIP Delores.
I hope people don't mind me paying tribute here to Cyrille Regis who's passed away suddenly aged 59. (Well he did sing on the England World Cup Squad of 82's No 2 hit This Time (We'll Get It Right) / England. We'll Fly The Flag).
An awesome pioneering player, unassuming gent and nice guy. A great hero of mine in his West Brom pomp, I can't forget the buzz that went up around the ground when he picked up the ball. Thanks Cyrille.
This might be a pop forum, but I'm just as saddened by the death of Cyrille Regis. A fantastic role model for young black players. Youngsters today know nothing of the racist stick black players used to get back in Cyrille's day, and it was his brilliance (and others) who showed up those losers for the morons they were.
Though he had been having health issues I hoped he would make it through, so very sad to hear Mark E Smith has left us. Anyone who listened to John Peel's golden era will know The Fall were his all time favourite band. Mark was one of music's true mavericks, but a down to earth bloke too. It always makes me smile when I think of him reading out the football results a few years back on the BBC. He made a total hash of it, of course. RIP Mr Smith.
Tributes have been paid to singer Maggie Stredder after it was revealed she had passed away on Friday at the age of 82. The singer, who was born Margaret Elizabeth Stredder, was a founding member of girlband The Ladybirds.
Sad to hear about Maggie Stredder, her name was always after Legs in the credits during those golden years on TotPs. And we saw the MSSs backing McFadden and Whitehead during the (other) performance of Ain't No Stopping Us Now. RiP.
More known for comedy, of course, but Ken Dodd had an impressive 21 year chart career (Tears was a million seller). Rip to the man from Knotty Ash, who apparently died in the coal-merchant's house he was born in some 90 years before.
So another television face from our childhood passes on. Very sad indeed.
Just aside from all the Diddymen stuff, tickling sticks and his singing, as an on-stage teller of jokes, this guy was just about unbeatable. He was the only comic who always made me laugh, in my opinion he was one of the greats. RIP Doddy.
This is a sad day for Liverpool, losing one our own. Who happened to be one of our greatest comics. As am sitting in my Chair in my home ten minutes from Knotty Ash. Then he as a great pop record with one of the best selling pop single of the sixites.