The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan’s official cause of death has been revealed. According to BBC, the singer died of “drowning due to alcohol intoxication.”
She was allegedly drinking heavily before she was found fully submerged in the bathtub of her hotel room at London’s Park Lane Hilton. The coroner says her death was a “tragic accident.”
The article goes on to say the toxicology report showed that her blood-alcohol level was “four times over the 80mg legal limit for driving.” There was also “therapeutic” amounts of medication in her system as well. There were no signs of self-harm.
O’Riordan died just hours before she was scheduled to record guest vocals on Bad Wolves’ hit cover of “Zombie.” The band donated the proceeds from the song to O’Riordan’s children.
The Cranberries commented:
“On January 15th 2018 we lost our dear friend and band mate 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.
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.”