Watch Dolores O'Riordan's amazing version of 'Zombie' on MTV's Unplugged

Music 16/01/2018

The rock music world is reeling, following the unexplained death of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan. 

For many, the singer was a stalwart of 90s rock music. 'Dreams,' 'Linger,' Zombie' and 'Salvation' all became massive hits in the US during that decade, putting the Irish rock band on the map. 

Rolling Stone reports their biggest album was 1994's No Need to Argue, which they promoted with an MTV Unplugged special in 1995. 

After O'Riordan's death, many are turning to this acoustic rendition of 'Zombie' from the MTV Unplugged sessions, where the band was joined by a string section. Rolling Stone reports the song was inspired by two young children that were killed by an IRA bombing.

The band's star rose to the point where they even got a special mention in cult 90s classic film Clueless - one teen asks if he can go to the quad to get his Cranberries CD "before somebody snags it".

Celebrities have paid tribute to the singer on social media, with comedian James Cordon and rocker Hozier just a couple of those that have paid their respects.