Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s cause of death revealed
Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died on January 15 in London aged 46. Eight months have passed since that time, and the cause of death was finally revealed.
The singer was found submerged in her hotel bathtub in London’s Park Lane Hilton hotel. It seems that Dolores O’Riordan accidentally drowned in the bath after a night of heavy drinking alone in her hotel room, an inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court heard Thursday (Sept. 6), according to Britain’s Press Association.
Her death was a “tragic accident,” the coroner said, per BBC News. Moreover the inquest heard that there were five empty miniature bottles of alcohol and a bottle of champagne found in O’Riordan’s room. There were also prescription drugs found.
According to toxicology tests, O’Riordan had a “therapeutic” amount of medication in her blood. Alcohol-wise, however, she was more than four times over the legal limit allowed for driving.
Here is a statement released by the Cranberries following Thursday’s hearing:
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) 6 settembre 2018