'It was amazing': London music producer reflects on 'long working relationship' with Dolores O'Riordan

Dan Brodbeck produced O'Riordan's 2009 solo album, No Baggage. The 46-year-old singer of The Cranberries died suddenly in London, England. No cause of death has been released.
Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan of Irish band The Cranberries died yesterday in London, England. She was 46. (AFP/Getty Images)

It had been three years since they recorded together, but it had only been a few days since Dan Brodbeck corresponded with singer Dolores O'Riordan. 

The singer's publicist confirmed Monday that O'Riordan had died suddenly while recording in London, England. She was 46. No cause of death has been released.

In an interview with CBC Radio's Afternoon Drive, the London Ontario-based recorded producer reflected on his "long working relationship" with the Irish singer, beginning with her 2009 solo album No Baggage, which Brodbeck produced.

"I left that day thinking not thinking (I would work with her) beyond that day, and I (ended up working) with her for 13 straight years after that," said Brodbeck, who served as O'Riordan's recording engineer, co-writer and guitarist.

"It came to the point where if she was going to record or sing or write something, I was hanging around."

Brodbeck says he had been emailing with O'Riordan as recently as a few days ago, discussing details about a song they wrote together. 

On the strength of hits like Linger and Zombie, O'Riordan and her bandmates in The Cranberries achieved mainstream success in the 1990s.

For a time, O'Riordan lived with her then-husband in Peterborough, and recorded No Baggage at EMAC Studios in London, Ont.