Dolores O'Riordan's boyfriend, Olé Koretsky, has broken his silence after the singer died in London on Monday, January 15.
Tributes poured in from all corners of the globe, with fellow musicians and ardent music fans taking to social media to express their regret over the singer's untimely passing at the age of 46.
Ole Koretsky, who played with O'Riordan in alternative rock band D.A.R.K, released a statement on the group's official website. Band mate and partner Olé Koretsky adds, "My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond fix", Koretsky wrote. "Delores is handsome. Her art is attractive". The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable.
A spokesman said police were continuing inquiries into the death, which was being treated as "unexplained". It was a bonus to work with her and witness her breathtaking & unique talent, I will miss her terribly. "I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones".
Speaking to local paper the Limerick Leader her mother, Eileen, said the outpouring of support from the people in their native Limerick has been a "huge source of comfort".
The Cranberries released their debut album, 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' in March 1993, and the in the years that followed, the band went on to sell more than 40 million records worldwide.
The Cranberries co-founder Noel Hogan also spoke out about O'Riordian's death, writing about her life and legacy for Rolling Stone.
The late Dolores O'Riordan, who passed away on Monday, aged 46.
"As the female lead singer of a hugely successful rock band, she blazed a trail and might just have been Limerick's greatest ever rock star".
O'Riordan's publicist requested privacy for O'Riordan's family at this hard time. "A report will be compiled for the coroner".