Dakota Rain Burton is the daughter of Dolores O’Riordan. Dakota’s late mother Dolores was a singer, musician, and songwriter. She was known for her work with the rock band The Cranberries and as a solo artist. She had “one of the most distinctive voices in alternative rock history” and is considered an “icon of Irish pop”.
Dakota Rain Burton: Bio Summary
|Dakota Rain Burton
|daughter of Dolores O’Riordan
|18 years old as of 2023
|Date of birth
|April 10, 2005
|Place of birth
|Molly Leigh Burton, Taylor Baxter Burton, and Donny Burton
|Dolores O’Riordan and Don Burton
|Terence O’Riordan and Eileen O’Riordan
How Old Is Dolores O’Riordan’s Daughter, Dakota Rain Burton?
Dakota Rain Burton was born on April 10, 2005. According to her date of birth, she is 18 years old as of 2023. She is originally from Ireland and holds Irish nationality. Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan (6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018) and Don Burton are her parents. Her mother was an Irish singer, songwriter, and musician.
Dakota’s father is a Canadian-born music executive who is the former tour manager of the band Duran Duran. Her parents got married on 18 July 1994, at Holy Cross Abbey in County Tipperary however, their marriage ended in 2014. Dakota has two older siblings, Molly Leigh Burton and Taylor Baxter Burton. In addition to her siblings, she has one half-sibling.
Dakota’s half-brother Donny Burton was born from her father’s previous relationship. Dakota’s maternal grandfather Terence Patrick “Terry” O’Riordan (1937–2011) was a farm labourer who got involved in a motorbike accident in 1968 which left him brain damaged. Her maternal grandmother Eileen (née Greensmith), was a school caterer.
Dakota Rain Burton’s educational details are unavailable. She lives her life privately. According to her Facebook page, Dakota is an equestrian (per Heavy). She is believed to still be in school and focusing on her studies. She has not shared any information regarding her love life. It is unknown if she is currently dating or not. What is known is that she has not married yet.
Dakota Rain Burton’s Mother Died In 2018
Dakota Rain Burton has lost her beloved mother Dolores O’Riordan. Unfortunately for Dakota, she has to spend the rest of her life without her mother Dolores. Her mother died on 15 January 2018, in London, England. Sadly, Dolores was found unresponsive in the bathroom of her London hotel room and was later pronounced dead. She was 46 years old at the time she passed away.
Dolores O’Riordan died from drowning due to alcohol intoxication. Before her death, Dolores’ children Dakota, Molly Leigh, and Taylor Baxter were reportedly living with their father Don Burton. Dakota, Molly, and Taylor have been living with their father since the year 2014, when their parents Dolores and Don got separated, according to the Mirror.
Dolores’ mother Eileen O’Riordan had mentioned that the children were with their father because their mother Dolores was struggling with mental health issues. “They just know that mommy isn’t well at the moment,” Eileen told the Irish Mirror. Dolores loved and cared for all her children. She once said “the best time in my life was the years spent at home with my family. I love being a mum.”
“My kids don’t see me as a famous person, or have any kind of expectation; I’m just their mum.” Dolores also revealed that she has had ups and downs in her life. She told the Irish News that “there have been times when I’ve struggled. The death of my father and mother-in-law was very hard. Looking back, I think depression, whatever the cause, is one of the worst things to go through.”
“Then again, I’ve also had a lot of joy in my life, especially with my children. You get ups as well as downs. Sure isn’t that what life’s all about?” After Dolores O’Riordan passed away, her children paid their respects to her. Dakota Rain Burton and her older siblings, Taylor Baxter Burton and Molly Leigh Burton alongside their father Don Burton and half-brother Donny Burton were present at Dolores’ funeral.
Dolores O’Riordan’s mother Eileen, her siblings, all Cranberries members, her boyfriend Olé Koretsky, and Ireland’s president, Michael D. Higgins, among others were also present at the funeral. She was buried alongside her father. She is buried at Caherelly Cemetery, in Herbertstown, County Limerick, Ireland. Dolores was one of the most successful and famous singer-songwriters.
Dolores had several fans around the world. She was known for her lilting mezzo-soprano voice, signature yodel, emphasized use of keening, and strong Limerick accent. She had a unique voice. She worked with the Irish rock band The Cranberries. She started singing at a young age. “I’ve been singing since I was five years old,” she recalled.
“By the time I was 12, I was writing my own songs so, yeah, music has always been part of me. To be honest, I’ve never imagined doing anything else. I think at one time though, my mum, who’s deeply religious, might have had a notion of me becoming a nun!” She joined the Cranberries and said, “looking back, it was a crazy time.”
“Suddenly the band was massive, everybody wanted The Cranberries. I couldn’t’ believe it. Going on stage, in front of thousands of people, was nerve wrecking. Even now I still get the butterflies before a performance. But once I’m out there, I just love it. There’s something about that vibe that makes me forget everything. It’s the best feeling ever.”
Dolores O’Riordan has also enjoyed success in her solo career. She has been described as “one of the most recognizable voices in pop culture”.