We Now Know How Dolores O'Riordan Died
If you’re as big a fan as I am or nostalgic for the 90s, you might still feel down about the untimely death of The Cranberries lead vocalist Dolores O’Riordan. The singer died at the age of 46 on January 15th while staying at the Park Lane hotel in London. You can read more about how the music of The Cranberries has influenced my life HERE.
Dolores had a history of medical conditions, including back problems, depression and bipolar disorder, so the reason for her death had been under investigation.
Earlier today, a coroner’s report declared that Dolores O’Riordan died of accidental drowning while intoxicated, according to BBC. The singer left no note and showed no evidence of self-harm, so suicide was ruled out. Just a couple of weeks prior to her death, Dolores tweeted that she was ‘Off to Ireland’.
Dolores was also in London to record new music with collaborators.
The coroner’s report also included that Dolores was found submerged in the bath with her nose and mouth fully under water. There were empty liquor bottles in her hotel room—five miniature bottles and a bottle of champagne—in addition to some prescription drugs.
The toxicology reports showed a ‘therapeutic’ amount of meds in the singer’s system, but a blood alcohol level that was four times the legal limit at 330mg per 100ml of blood.
The Cranberries released a statement: