Dolores O'Riordan's Boyfriend Olé Koretsky Shares Heartbreaking Post Following The Cranberries Singer's Death

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Ole Koretsky
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Gone, but not forgotten.

Olé Koretsky, Dolores O'Riordian's bandmate and boyfriend, penned a heartbreaking message following The Cranberries and D.A.R.K. singer's unexpected death.

"My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I miss her so much," Koretsky expressed in a statement on D.A.R.K.'s website this week. "I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me here now."

Koretsky had last shared a pic of the two of them together on New Year's Day. "NYE: take away, TV, pajamas 😳👻," he wrote.

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NYE: take away, TV, pajamas 😳👻

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Andy Rourke, a band member in D.A.R.K. and The Smiths, also expressed his condolences.

"I am heartbroken and devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dolores," Rouke shared. "I have truly enjoyed the years we spent together and feel privileged to call her a close friend. It was a bonus to work with her in our band D.A.R.K. and witness firsthand her breathtaking and unique talent. I will miss her terribly. I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones."

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It's with overwhelming sadness that D.A.R.K. has announced the death of Dolores O'Riordan who passed away suddenly at the age of 46 in London, England on January 15, 2018. Dolores is also known for being the lead singer of successful Irish rock band the Cranberries. "I am heartbroken and devastated by the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Dolores," said band mate and member of The Smiths Andy Rourke. "I have truly enjoyed the years we spent together and feel privileged to call her a close friend. It was a bonus to work with her in our band D.A.R.K. and witness firsthand her breathtaking and unique talent. I will miss her terribly. I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones." Band mate and partner Olé Koretsky adds, "My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me here now." Born on September 6, 1971, Dolores first rose to prominence with band The Cranberries with the release of platinum-selling debut album Everyone Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? in 1993 which yielded the worldwide hits "Dreams" and "Linger." With seven albums as the Cranberries, two solo albums, and one album for D.A.R.K., Dolores leaves a rich legacy and a wealth of breathtaking recordings. At the time of her passing, she was in London, working on a mixing session with Martin Glover / “Youth” for the follow-up to Science Agrees which hopes to see a future release as that would have been Dolores' wish.

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The Cranberries co-founder Noel Hogan also spoke out about O'Riordian's death, writing about her life and legacy for Rolling Stone. "Dolores' legacy will be her music. She was so passionate about it. There are songs I hear today that we wrote over 20 years ago, and I see and hear people singing along with them," he concluded a lengthy, heartfelt message. "There are only a few artists who get to have maybe one song they are remembered by. Dolores has so many. It’s a great legacy."

O'Riordian died suddenly in London, England, on Monday at the age of 46. In a statement to ET, the musician's rep said that she was in London "for a short recording session."

“The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time,” the statement read. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

Shortly after her death, a spokesperson for the police said Westminster officers said in a statement that the "Linger" singer's death is "not being treated as suspicious. A report will be compiled for the coroner."

For more on O'Riordian's life and career, watch below.

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