Molly Leigh Burton: Inside the Life of Dolores O’Riordan’s daughter

Molly Leigh Burton

Molly Leigh Burton is the daughter of the late Irish musician Dolores O’Riordan and his ex-husband, Don Burton. The late Irish musician, Dolores made a name for herself for being the lead vocalist and lyricist for the alternative Irish rock band The Cranberries, a rock band formed in 1989.

Molly Leigh Burton: Bio Summary

Full NameMolly Leigh Burton
Age24 years old as of 2024
Date of BirthJanuary 27, 2001
Birth CountryIreland
FatherDon Burton
ParentsDon Burton, Dolores O’Riordan
Zodiac SignAquarius
Marital StatusSingle
Siblings Taylor Baxter Burton, Dakota Rain Burton, Donny Burton

Who is Dolores O’Riordan’s daughter?

Leigh Molly was born on 27 January 2001 in Ireland to her father Don Burton and musician mother Dolores O’Riordan. As of 2024, she is 24 years old. Sadly her mother passed away on 15 January 2018, about a week before Molly’s birthday.

She is not the only child of the couple. Molly Leigh Burton has two biological siblings and a half-brother from her father’s previous relationship with whom she shares close relations. They are Dakota Rain Burton (b. 2005) her younger sister, and Taylor Baxter Burton her elder brother, and her half-brother- Donny Burton.

ALSO, READ: Don Burton: Who Is Dolores O’Riordan’s Ex-husband?

Her elder brother, Taylor Baxter Burton, who was born on November 23, 1997, is her older brother. He’s already three years older than her. Dakota Rain Burton, born on April 10, 2005, is her younger sister.  Just like Molly Leigh Burton, his siblings are also receiving fame as celebrity children. Now, all of them are believed to stay with their father in Toronto.

Who is Molly Leigh Burton Dating?

Even though she is a celebrity daughter, Molly Burton has succeeded in keeping most of her details regarding her personal life under a serious privacy button. Regarding her love life information remains tight-lipped making her fans curious to know about her relationship.

Molly Burton hasn’t announced that she is in a relationship with anyone. Therefore, we can’t suppose without evidence that she has a boyfriend. At the moment, the teenage girl is focusing on her career and is spending much of her time with her family. On top of that Molly Burton is rarely seen in front of the media or the public. Dolores O’Riordan’s daughter moreover is not active on social media including Facebook and Twitter or probably using a different name.

Who are Molly Leigh Burton’s Parents?

Molly’s father a Canadian-born music executive Don Burton and her mother a songwriter, Dolores, were married and in love for over 20 years. The two love birds first met while their bands Cranberries and Duran Duran toured together in the early ’90s.

After being in a relationship for a time, the lovebirds finally decided to take it to the next level and exchanged wedding vows on 18 July 1994 in a private ceremony. The big day took place at Holy Cross Abbey in County Tipperary. Afterward, they went on to welcome three children.

“I have the greatest husband in the world in Don and we have the most amazing kids”, the singer once said. The entire family moved to their home in Buckhorn, Canada in 2009. But the couple split in September 2014 after 20 years of togetherness. 

After 20 years of marriage, Molly Leigh Burton’s parents, Dolores and Don’s, declared going their separate ways in September 2014. It came as a shock and everyone was talking about it. Following their separation, O’Riordan suffered from depression so she went away from Canada and moved to New York.

ALSO, READ: Dakota Rain Burton: Inside The Life Of Dolores O’Riordan’s Daughter

Molly Leigh Burton’s Mother’s Tragic Death

Tragically, Molly’s mom gave up the ghost on January 15, 2018, at 9:16 am at the age of 46. She was found unconscious in the bathroom of her room at the Park Lane Hilton hotel in London.

BBC reports she was overcome by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, a Westminster Coroner’s Court inquiry conducted on 6 September. But two days after her death, the newspaper Santa Monica Observer, alleged to have died of a fentanyl overdose was a fake story.

Dolores O’Riordan’s funeral opened on 21 January 2018 and lasted three days of grieving in Ireland at St Joseph’s Church from 20 to 22 January. On 23 January, the beloved lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries was lied to rest at Caherelly Cemetery in Herbertstown.

Net Worth

Molly Leigh Burton has not started her profession at the moment. However, she is living a good lifestyle. Additionally, after her mother died in 2018, Bad Wolves Donated $250,000 to Molly Leigh Burton and her siblings- Taylor and Dakota. In mid-1995, her mother, Dolores O’Riordan, became one of the richest women in the UK at 24. At the time of her death in 2018, she had a gross net worth of $25 million. Her value in 2008 was reported to be $66 million.

ALSO, READ: Taylor Baxter Burton- Where is Dolores O’Riordan’s Son Now?

Dolores O’Riordan earned $5 million per year from her musical career. Just like her mother, Molly Leigh’s dad Don Burton is a music executive who worked for the English new wave band, Duran Duran. He also brings in so good amount of money every year

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