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.