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Watch: St Petersburg musicians perform Cranberries cover in tribute to Dolores O'Riordan

Dozens of musicians gathered in St Pertersburg, Russia to pay tribute to Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan by performing a rendition of one of the band's biggest hits.

Drummer, guitarists and vocalists congregated to perform the band's 1994 song Zombie in celebration of O’Riordan who passed away last week.

The Irish singer was found dead aged 46 at a hotel on central London’s Park Lane.

She was laid to rest on Monday following a funeral mass at Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken, Co Limerick.

In his homily, family friend Canon Liam McNamara said O’Riordan’s voice was worth its weight in gold.

“Her kind personality and beautiful singing voice earned for her numerous admirers,” he said.

“It must be added that the numbers she rescued from the darkness of depression are impossible to count.

“No words are adequate to describe Dolores or to accurately state the influence for good she has been over the years.”

The Cranberries enjoyed huge success in the 1990s with tracks including Zombie and Linger.

O’Riordan – who was also a member of alternative rock group DARK – had been working on a new studio album with The Cranberries in the months before she passed away.

Sales and streams of The Cranberries’ back catalogue rocketed by 1,000% in the days since her death.

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