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「クランベリーズのボーカル急死 ドロレス・オリオーダンさん」というニュースにびっくりしています。出身地のアイルランドのメディアでは一面トップのニュースの扱いで、生まれ故郷のLimerickの反応も紹介しています。

Locals recall singer who brought Limerick to the global stage and forefront of world music
about an hour ago Updated: 52 minutes ago
David Raleigh

There was widespread shock in Dolores O’Riordan’s native Limerick following the announcement of her untimely death. The Cranberries lead singer had been rehearsing in Limerick venue Dolan’s Warehouse last month and had been planning a home town gig, said staff.
A book of condolence is expected to open from 10am, Tuesday morning, at Limerick City and County Council’s headquarters at Merchants Quay. Local singer-songwriter Brian O’Connor said he was in “shock” following news of her death.

冒頭の動画はカナダのメディアですがに、カナダに移住していたので扱いが大きいのでしょうか。そこで紹介されていたツイートでxo=hug and kissという表現を知りました。

The Cranberries@The_Cranberries
Hi All, Dolores here. Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York with the house  band. Really enjoyed it!  Happy Christmas to all our fans!!  Xo

Hugs and kisses or xoxo is a term used for expressing sincerity, faith, love, or good friendship at the end of a written letter, email or SMS text message.

90年代に世界的にヒットしたバンドなので若い人は知らないかもしれませんね。でも昨年活動を再開したときのニュースでThe Cranberries were the most successful Irish band since U2.と紹介されています。

With a ‘Best Of’ album on the way, The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan talk about past regrets, future plans
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, 06:15

Within a year, however, all was to change: in the US as support to (the then much better gamble) Suede, MTV put the videos for Linger and Dreams into, as they said back then, “heavy rotation”. Before O’Riordan could do a dainty jig, The Cranberries were the most successful Irish band since U2. The level of achievement, she admits, came much too quickly.

“It would have been easier if we had had more experience with the actual music industry – we were very young and very naïve, sheltered. Fame was extraordinary, really.”


O’Riordan is similarly enthused, but not at any price, which seems fair enough considering her previous experience at being on the top while feeling rock bottom. Lessons learned, and all of that.

“Hopefully, after this tour we’ll write new material, but at the same token I genuinely don’t expect to be as successful as we once were. The 1990s was our time for that, I think – we were hungry and on fire. Now, we’re older, we have kids, and I know we’ll never get those earlier moments back again. Not that I want them.”