Olé Koretsky, the boyfriend of the late Cranberries singer, Dolores O & Riordan, says his "heart is broken beyond repair" by the loss of his partner.
The DJ and record producer based in New York had been working with O & # 39; Riordan on a musical collaboration called D.A.R.K., along with the bassist of The Smiths, Andy Rourke. On Thursday, Rourke and Koretsky published an emotional tribute to O & # 39; Riordan at the D.A.R.K. website.
"My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone, my heart is broken and irreparable," Koretsky wrote in his message, identifying himself as a bandmate and fellow of O Riordans. "Delores is beautiful, her art is beautiful, her family is beautiful, the energy she radiates is undeniable, I am lost, I miss her a lot, I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing full well that there is no real place for me here now. "
Rourke also paid his respects in a statement, writing: "I really enjoyed the years we spent together and I feel privileged to call her an intimate friend. 19659002] O & # 39; Riordan, Koretsky and Rourke had already released an album like DARK, Science Agreees in September 2016. Pitchfork praised the album, which featured the voice of O & # 39; Riordan and Koretsky and Rourke's bass to "find lovely new tunes from a familiar sound." At the time of O Riordan's sudden death, she was in session with DARK for a follow-up album with the producer of the recording and Killing Joke's bassist, Martin Glover (also known as Youth) A statement from DARK expressed the hope that there would be a future release of the project "since that would have been Dolores' wish".
Koretsky started collaborate rar with Rourke in 2009 under the name of JETLAG. According to reports, Koretsky and O & # 39; Roirdan started dating in 2015.
O & # 39; Riordan died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46, while in London he was filming with D.A.R.K. The cause of death is not yet known, but a statement from the Westminster forensic office is expected on Friday. The Irish singer, who is best known for her 90s hits such as "Zombie" and "Linger," has three children with her ex-husband, Don Burton, the former tour manager of Duran Duran.
O & # 39; Riordan was open about his struggle with mental illness, including bipolar disorder. In May, he spoke with The Irish News about his battle against depression. "Looking back, I think depression, whatever the cause, is one of the worst things to go through," he said. "On the other hand, I have also enjoyed a lot in my life, especially with my children, you have ups and downs."