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Radio stations across Ireland are playing this Cranberries song at midday today

Radio stations across Ireland are playing this Cranberries song at midday today

O'Riordan will be laid to rest today in her native Ballybricken, Limerick.

'When You're Gone', which was originally released on the band's 1996 album 'To the Faithful Departed', will be played across the Irish airwaves at midday.

"Since we heard of the sudden death of Dolores O'Riordan, many hearts in Ireland and around the world are heavy with sadness on hearing the news", he said. "Someone very special has gone from us, yet she remains with us through her music, her song, through her voice".

Speaking afterwards he said: "It was a very moving to be here, to see the generosity of Dolores' mother Eileen and other family members not alone in providing this opportunity ahead of the funeral for the public to pay their respects but for being there also".

Her death was announced last week after her body was discovered in a London hotel room.

"It is also to the incredible credit of all those who have appreciated the music and the songs and the performances and the band, that they have come out in such numbers to make their tribute", he said.

The singer died suddenly on 15 January while staying in London for a recording session, aged 46.

"I was sad/lonely/depressed/sick. But your amusing songs cheered me up and gave me a good laugh".

It has now emerged she was due to discuss a new Cranberries album with her record label during her trip.

In his homily, Canon McNamara recalled meeting a young Dolores in 1989 when she was singing and playing keyboard in the church. Artists including Duran Duran, R.E.M., Garbage, Foster the People, Liz Phair, Adele, Josh Groban and many more all took to social media to share tributes.

However, The Metropolitan Police have announced that the singer's death "is not being treated as suspicious". "The world has lost a true artist". "Dolores is lovely. Her art is attractive". I wondered one day why she enquired about Saint Gregory the Great. "I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me now". From an early age she had a passion and love for music.

Meanwhile, fans have propelled "Linger" (No. 11), "Zombie" (16) and "Dreams" (24) back in to the Irish Top 40.