Dolores O'Riordan's death has been a blow for her fans all over the world but no one is more devastated than the people around her.
A few days after the singer died suddenly while she in London for a recording session, her partner and D.A.R.K. bandmate posted a letter addressed to the music icon. On Facebook, he expressed his heartbreak over losing his friend and the love of his life.
"My heart is broken and it is beyond repair," the musician said on a post on Facebook. "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."
Koretsky, a New York-based DJ and record producer, cofounded the band D.A.R.K. with The Smiths bass player, Andy Rourke. He started dating O'Riordan in 2015, a year after the "Linger" singer divorced Duran Duran manager Don Burton (with whom she was married to for 20 years). D.A.R.K. released one album called Science Agrees with O'Riordan in 2016.
The Facebook post also mentioned that, at the time of her passing, the music icon was in London to work on a mixing session for the follow-up to Science Agrees. The band promised to release the new album in the future as "that would have been Dolores' wish."
D.A.R.K. bandmate Rourke also wrote a message for O'Riordan who he calls a close friend. He joins millions of people around the world who are mourning the loss of a "breathtaking and unique talent."
" I will miss her terribly," the former member of British band The Smiths wrote. "I send my love and condolences to her family and loved ones."
Heading Back Home
The police said on Tuesday, Jan. 15, that O'Riordan's death is not being treated as "suspicious" and has already handed the case to the coroner. The postmortem to determine the cause of her date is scheduled on Thursday, Jan. 18. Then, her body will be flown home to her native Limerick where a funeral will take place in a few days.
O'Riordan will be buried right next to her father, Terence, who died of cancer in 2011. The singer is survived by her mother Eileen, her ex-husband Don, and their three children Taylor, Dakota, and Molly.