The cause of death of Dolores O’Riordan has finally been revealed! The 'The Cranberries' singer had died of accidental drowning in a bathtub due to alcohol intoxication in London, multiple sources have confirmed.
According to the Associated Press, on Thursday, September 6, a police officer told Westminster Coroner’s Court inquest that Dolores was found submerged in a tub at a London hotel on January 15. There reportedly were no signs of self-harm, neither she left a note.
Coroner Shirley Radcliffe told the news agency, "There’s no evidence that this was anything other than an accident".
As per the report, five miniature bottles of alcohol and a bottle of champagne were found in the late singer's room. Shirley said toxicology tests showed the artist had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit for driving.
As previously reported, the Irish musician passed away earlier this year on January 15. She was 46.
The Cranberries had canceled their world tour in 2017 because of Dolores' back problems. She also had battling depression and bipolar disorder. Dolores was in London for a recording session when she passed away.
The Cranberries took to Twitter on Thursday, September 6, and released a statement regarding the songstress' death.
The rock band wrote,
On January 15, 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.
The statement continued,
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.
Here's the tweet, check it out.
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) September 6, 2018
Dolores is survived by her three children Taylor, 20, Molly, 17, and Dakota, 13, who she shares with ex-husband Don Burton.
Rest In Peace!
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