Legendary Singer Dies In Horrifying Way
The cause of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s death has just been released, and it does not sound like a good way to go.
According to a new report per the Westminster Coroner’s Court, the “Linger” singer drowned in the bathtub after a night of heavy drinking in her London Hilton hotel room. Autopsy reports indicate she had 330mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, over four times the legal driving limit. (RELATED: THE CRANBERRIES’ SINGER DEAD AT 46)
O’Riordan’s death shocked the music world — she was just 46 years old and still active in the music community. But she also struggled with bipolar disorder and alcohol abuse, and had contemplated suicide prior to her death. In September 2017, O’Riordan wrote a suicide note while on an alcohol and lorazepam bender.
Similar substances were found with the singer at the time of her death in London.
“Evidence was found of heavy drinking and smoking and use of prescription drugs including lorazepam. Five empty miniatures from the minibar, which had been accessed at 2:10 AM, were discovered as well as a 35cl bottle of champagne,” the UK Guardian reports.
But there’s no reason to believe her January death was a result of foul play.
“There’s no evidence that this was anything other than an accident. There was no intention, this seems to be solely a tragic accident,” the coroner, Dr. Shirley Radcliffe said.
O’Riordan was discovered underwater in her pajamas by a hotel maid. She was declared dead at 9:16 AM local time.