Dolores O’riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock group The Cranberries, is death by drowning after an excessive amount of alcohol was consumed. That has a law doctor today, explained at a hearing in a London court.
“Nothing indicates that this is anything other than a tragic accident”, said law doctor Shirley Radcliffe during a session of the Westminster Coroner’s Court in London.
O’riordan died on 15 January at the age of 46 in the Park Lane Hilton Hotel in London. There she was lifeless found in the bathtub of her room. The police considered her death as suspicious. Agent Natalie Smart, who on that particular day of service was said at the hearing that she and the Irish singer is completely immersed in the bath found, with her nose and mouth under water. She had no injuries, but the police found several empty bottles of alcohol.
O’riordan was in treatment for a bipolar disorder. She alternated periods of abstinence with excessive drinking. Toxicological studies revealed that the pop star drugs had taken, but also that her alcohol level four times higher than the maximum limit in the British movement. O’riordan was the figurehead of The Cranberries. The Irish band made especially in the nineties hit and scored hits like “Zombie”, “Just My Imagination” and “Linger”. The group sold over forty million records. O’riordan divorced in 2014 Don Burton, the manager of Duran Duran and father of her three children.
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