Fans of The Cranberries are still in shock over lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s death and are looking for answers. Since the news of the late singer was announced, many have also been looking for information on all things to do with her life, including Dolores O’Riordan ex-husband. Have a closer look at our Don Burton wiki if you want to know more.
Who is Don Burton?
Don Burton’s age is 55 and he reportedly met O’Riordan as Duran Duran’s manager, when the band was on tour with The Cranberries. They were married from 1994-2014. Don Burton and Dolores O’Riordan’s kids are Taylor, Molly, and Dakota. According to an interview with Irish News, Don, who is Canadian, is also a real animal lover.
“Don, who’s a Canadian, loved horses, said O’Riordan. “So being around the animals and enjoying the farm was an amazing experience. Then we decided to move to Canada to be closer to family. It’s a beautiful country with a lot to offer. We lived in a log cabin, surrounded by bears, wolves and all that great outdoor stuff.”
Sources say the couple spent much time in northern Ontario, in Canada. For years, they split their time between Ireland and a cottage north of Peterborough, Ontario, up north in the woods.
Sometimes, O’Riordan would forget how vast Canada truly was. “What’s amazing is — I actually have problems getting it into my head — Canada is so big, right? And Ireland’s small, you know; you drive from coast to coast in three hours. You can really get lost here, and I like that,” she said.
She added, “The seasons are so dramatic here — from the snow in the winter to the beauty of the autumn, the colours of the leaves falling — so I have a piano outside my window and sometimes I start off there with ideas, just using nature as a backdrop.”
O’Riordan and Burton reportedly split in 2014. Don Burton’s net worth is unknown but some of Don Burton’s pics can be found when searching for him online.
Taking a Break from Music
The late Irish frontwoman had started singing at an early age and as she rose to fame in the early ‘90s, she feared burning out and went on hiatus in 2003.
“I was so young when I got so famous, and then I kind of put up a wall around myself,” she told The Canadian Press in 2009. “I didn’t really want to show people any fragilities or fears. I was trying to be this tough person that I felt was expected of me.”
She continued, “It’s important to take time off, because it’s a long journey this life, and I want to be singing in 30 years time. You see a lot of artists who get caught up in the here and now, and they just burn themselves out, and I kind of did that myself with my third album.”
Remembered by Her Fans
It’s not just her family that miss the late singer, but her fans as well. Since the news of her death at just 46 years old, fans took to the band’s Facebook page to send their condolences and well wishes to her family.
One comment said, “It’s sad, so sad that Dolores O’Riordan died so young and so suddenly. R.I.P. Dolores! You are the sound of my teenage hood. I have always thought, in the world that all the good musicians are too old (and we are very likely to lose them soon), you would be the person that I could take my child to her gigs. Thanks for your angelic voice and the memories. [sic]”
Another comment said, Can’t be more devastated and heartbroken.. Amazing singer and even better composer. All that is left is a huge thanks for all the music and words she left for us while we remain here. Rest in peace! [sic]”
The singer’s cause of death still has not been announced, nor have further details surrounding her death.