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Dolores O’Riordan’s death a “tragic accident”


LIMERICK singer Dolores O’Riordan’s death has been ruled as an accident a London coroner’s court has found.

The mother of three was found to have died from drowning due to alcohol intoxication.

The Cranberries singer was found in her bathtub at a Hilton Hotel in London where she was staying on January 15, 2018. The 46-year-old singer was pronounced dead at the scene after efforts to revive her failed.

“There was no evidence this was anything other than an accident. This seems to be solely a tragic accident,” said Dr Shirley Radcliffe, Westminister Coroner.

When the singer was found in a bathtub wearing pyjamas, alcohol was found in O’Riordan’s system, which was more than four times the legal driving limit, and there was no evidence the singer had taken any drugs apart from prescribed medication.

Dolores’ Cranberries bandmates released a statement saying:

“On January 15th 2018 we lost our dear friend and bandmate Dolores O’Riordan. Today we continue to struggle to come to terms with what happened.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dolores’ children and her family and our thoughts are with them today.

“Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We’d like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this very difficult time.

“We request, please, for our privacy to be respected at this time.”


Cian Reinhardt
Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Journalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]
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