WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan was found dead at her hotel room in London on January 15, submerged in the bathtub.
- On Thursday, an inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court has ruled out suicide and illegal drug overdose as the cause of her death.
- The BBC reported that O’Riordan drowned due to alcohol intoxication—her death has been determined to be a “tragic accident.”
Dolores O’Riordan died on January 15 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. She was found submerged face-up in the bath. There had been rumors that the 46-year-old died of an overdose or has taken her own life.
But on Thursday, the BBC reported that O’Riordan’s cause of death was a “tragic accident.” The inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court said that the Cranberries’ vocalist died by drowning due to alcohol intoxication.
The report also said that there was no foul play involved. O’Riordan had no injuries or evidence of self-harm when she was found “drunk [with] an excessive amount of alcohol.”
Toxicology tests revealed the Irish singer’s blood contained “therapeutic” amounts of medication but 330mg of alcohol per 100mls of blood.
According to the BBC, that’s “four times over the 80mg legal limit for driving.”
It was reported by ET that O’Riordan had been treated for bipolar disorder but she also went through a series of excessive drinking.
London’s Metropolitan Police reported in January that the O’Riordan’s death was not being treated as suspicious. The singer was in London at the time of her death “for a short recording session.”
“Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time,” the statement added.
The “Linger” singer was buried in her native Ireland on Jan. 23.
O’Riordan and her band The Cranberries started getting famous in the ’90s with hits like “Zombie,” “Linger” and “Dreams. ” After her death, a tribute was made in her honor featuring a number of artists including U2’s Bono and Johnny Depp.