The Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan's Cause of Death Revealed
Published Sep 06, 2018Dolores O'Riordan died at the age of 46 earlier this year, and now the Cranberries singer's cause of death has been revealed.
As the Canadian Press reports, a coroner's inquest ruled that she accidentally drowned in a bathtub due to drinking.
She was found dead in a London hotel bathtub on January 15, with five miniature alcohol bottles and a bottle of champagne in the room. Toxicology reports found that her blood alcohol level was four times the legal driving limit.
There was no evidence of self-harm, and she did not leave a note.
"There's no evidence that this was anything other than an accident," coroner Shirley Radcliffe said.
O'Riordan's bandmates have issued a statement on the ruling, sending their "heartfelt condolences" to her family and sharing their appreciation for the "positive impact" she made on people's lives through her music.
Read the full message below.
O'Riordan previously suffered from back problems, and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2015. She'd also discussed her struggles with sexual abuse, depression and an eating disorder.
At the time of O'Riordan's death, the Cranberries were in London to record a new album. The band's debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We is slated to get a 25th anniversary reissue on October 19 via UMC. As previously reported, the band are also planning to finish and release their new studio album in the future.
Today would have been the singer's 47th birthday.