Update: Cause of death revealed (09/06/2018)
Dolores O’Riordan accidentally drownedr, a coroner’s inquest has revealed.
O’Riordan was found in the bathtub of the Park Lane Hotel in London on Jan. 15. She was 46.
The Westminster Coroner’s Court heard that O’Riordan was intoxicated when she died. Her alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit for driving.
“There’s no evidence that this was anything other than an accident” – “There was no intention, this seems to be solely a tragic accident.” – coroner Dr. Shirley Radcliffe
Dolores O’Riordan –> the lead singer of The Cranberries died in London Monday, she was 46. No details have been released. She was in London for a short recording session.
The Cranberries rose to fame in the mid-1990s with a string of hits, including “Linger,” “Zombie” and “Dreams”…
Dolores joined the band (answering an ad in the paper) in 1989. As part of the “try-out” she wrote and performed Linger.
The group was originally called The Cranberry Saw Us, but was shortened to The Cranberries after she joined the group.
In 2007, Dolores launched her solo career with the album “Are you Listening?”. In 2009 she reunited with the group.
The Cranberries had been touring in 2017, but had to cut short the tour because of “health issues, related to back problems” with Dolores.