A British coroner, Shirley Radcliffe has confirmed that Dolores O’Riordan —beloved singer of The Cranberries— passed away from accidental drowning due to alcohol intoxication.
An inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court on Thursday revealed that O’Riordan was found submerged in her bathtub at a London hotel, on January 15th.
Toxicology results revealed that O’Riordan’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit for driving. Radcliffe has stated “There’s no evidence that this was anything other than a tragic accident”
The inquest was held on what would have been her 47th birthday.
The Cranberries rose to prominence in the 90’s with the release of their album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? which contained a slew of iconic songs such as ‘Zombie’, ‘Linger’ and ‘Dreams’. The Cranberries are the second best selling Irish band behind U2.