Hundreds queue in rain to pay respects to late Cranberries singer

The 46-year-old was found dead in a London hotel on Monday
The 46-year-old was found dead in a London hotel on Monday

22 January, 2018

It's an honor typically reserved for dignitaries.

"We come to offer a heartfelt greeting to a deeply loved and cherished daughter of Limerick, a talented representative of the potential of Limerick people and a convinced advocate of living life in truth, love and peace".

Large crowds are expected to gather between 12.30 and 4pm, as the body of The Cranberries' singer lies in repose at St. Joseph's Church, O'Connell Avenue.

Thousands of fans have gathered in Limerick to pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are. Many carried daffodils and other yellow flowers, which they said represented sunshine. Along the walls, photos of O'Riordan were placed, including one of the singer posing with the Pope. According to the Irish Times, local politicians, including former ministers for defense and education attended the viewing.

Tributes have been paid by singers, producers and even Irish President Michael D Higgins, who described O'Riordan and her Irish rock band as having had an huge influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally.

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On Monday her body will be removed to Ballybricken, ahead of funeral mass on Tuesday at St Ailbe's Church.

The funeral service will be open to the public and broadcast on Irish radio, but the burial will be exclusive to family.

Dolores' beloved dad, Terry, died from cancer in 2011 at the age of 68, with it being said that the singer had been planning to visit his grave during a visit to her home town of Limerick this weekend.

Following her death, her boyfriend and D.A.R.K. bandmate Ole Koretsky said "the love of my life is gone".

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