The Cranberries’ “Zombie” is one of the biggest rock hits in the world. The protest song was written about the 1993 IRA bombing in Warrington, and in memory of two young victims, Johnathan Ball and Tim Parry. The song was written by the Irish band’s late lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, who unfortunately passed away last week on the 15th of January at 46 years old. The song reached No. 1 on the charts in many countries.
The Cranberries are loved all over the world, especially in Ireland. Thousands of Cranberries fans lined up outside of a Limerick, Ireland church, ahead of Dolores O’Riordan’s funeral, to pay tribute to the singer. The Rolling Stone reports that according to the Irish Times, fans congregated outside of St Joseph’s Church Sunday for the first public viewing since O’Riordan’s untimely death. Inside the church, her songs played quietly as fans entered during the four-hour viewing.
A floral tribute from the singer’s band mates were laid next to O’Riordan’s coffin, which was inscribed with a homage to one of their biggest hits, “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.” The funeral service is open to the public and will be broadcast on Irish radio, but only family members will attend the private burial.
Rest in peace Dolores.
Listen to one of the band’s biggest hits, Zombie, in the video below.
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