Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan Died by Drowning, Coroner Reports

People queue to pay their respects to O'Riordan at St Joseph's Church in Limerick in January

People queue to pay their respects to O'Riordan at St Joseph's Church in Limerick in January

The Cranberries, the second best selling Irish band after U2, released the acoustic album Something Else in 2017 before cancelling a number of concerts in North American and Europe, saying O'Riordan was suffering from back problems.

Page Six reports that a medical examination found that the Irish singer's death was accidental and a result of alcohol intoxication.

According to the report, five miniature alcohol bottles and one bottle of champagne were found in O'Riordan's room; toxicology tests revealed that the singer had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit for driving, as well.

The report says a responding police officer told officials Dolores was found submerged in her bathtub in her London hotel on January 15.

It's been nearly eight months since the tragic loss of The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan and today an inquest in London has ruled her death accidental. "There was no intention, this seems to be exclusively a tragic accident".

She was later found unresponsive in the bathroom and confirmed dead at 9.16am. O'Roirdan reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder but responded well to treatment.

O'Riordan, whose hits with The Cranberries such as "Linger" and "Zombie" catapulted her to fame as a shy 22-year-old, was the voice of her generation, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said in January.

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It was also said Dolores went through periods of abstention and periods of excessive drinking.

"Today we continue to struggle to come to terms with what happened".

Dolores began her solo career in 2007 with her first album, Are You Listening?

Our continued thoughts are with Dolores' loved ones.

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

The Limerick star was found dead in a London hotel on 15 January, where she was staying before a planned series of recording sessions.

She and Burton, who is the former tour manager of Duran Duran, have three children together.

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