Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan (; 6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018) was an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter. She was best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist for the alternative rock band the Cranberries. O'Riordan was one of the most recognizable female voices in rock in the 1990s and in pop history. She was known for her liltingmezzo-soprano voice, her signature yodel, her emphasised use of keening, and her strong Limerick accent. With the Cranberries, she is regarded to have written "some of the most seminal songs in music history".