Dolores O’Riordan’s partner and D.A.R.K. bandmate Ole Koretsky has released a statement following the singer’s untimely death.
The 46-year-old singer was found dead in her hotel room on Monday morning in London, and her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Ole Koretsky, a DJ and producer who played with Dolores in her band D.A.R.K, released a statement about her death on the group’s official Facebook page.
“My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone,” he wrote. “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.”
Their bandmate, former The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, added, “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.”
D.A.R.K. was formed in 2009 by Ole and Andy, and they later invited Dolores to join them. They subsequently released their debut album, Science Agrees, back in 2016.