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Coroner Reveals How Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Died

Sep 6, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A coroner’s inquest concluded today that Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, died by accidental drowning in a bathtub, CBS News reports.

“A police officer told the inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court that a pajama-clad O’Riordan was found submerged in her bathtub at a London hotel on the morning of Jan. 15, 2018,” the story reports. “The 46-year-old singer didn’t leave a note and there was no evidence of self-harm.”

The report adds: “Five miniature alcohol bottles and a bottle of champagne were found in the room, and toxicology tests revealed a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit for driving. ‘Therapeutic’ amounts of prescription medication were also found, the inquest heard.”

Coroner Shirley Radcliffe said O’Riordan drowned because of alcohol intoxication, adding: “There’s no evidence that this was anything other than an accident.”

The Cranberries released a statement on Twitter following the release of the coroner’s report, which you can see below …

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