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Cause Of Death For Cranberries Singer Dolores O’riordan Ruled Accidental Drowning After Drinking Too Much! (Video)

Cause Of Death For Cranberries Singer Dolores O’riordan Ruled Accidental Drowning After Drinking Too Much! (Video)

by September 8, 2018 0 comments

Alcohol Is Not The Friendly Non Drug We Make It Out To Be!

By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries Died Accidentally, Coroner Finds

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Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries performing in Paris in 2017.CreditCreditDavid Wolff – Patrick/Redferns

LONDON — The Cranberries lead singer, Dolores O’Riordan, died from drowning after heavy drinking, a coroner in London ruled on Thursday.

Ms. O’Riordan was found in a bathtub in a room of the London Hilton hotel around 9 a.m. on Jan. 15. There was no evidence of self-harm or other injuries, but her blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit for driving in Britain, the court heard.

The singer’s death was an accident, the coroner, Shirley Radcliffe, ruled at the hearing, which was held on what would have been Ms. O’Riordan’s 47th birthday.

 

Dave Fanning, an Irish music journalist and one of the first to discover the Cranberries, talks about how Dolores O’Riordan found a place between grunge and Brit pop that catapulted the band to international stardom.Published OnCreditCreditImage by Ferran Paredes/Reuters

Other members of the Cranberries posted a statement on Twitter after the ruling. “To see how much of a positive impact she had on people’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us,” it read.

The band is continuing “to struggle to come to terms with what happened,” the statement added, before asking for privacy.

The court heard that Ms. O’Riordan had bipolar disorder, but had responded well to treatment, the BBC reported. A psychiatrist told the court that he had spoken with the singer just days before her death and that she had been in good spirits, according to the BBC.

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The Cranberries achieved widespread popularity principally in the 1990sthanks to hits including “Linger,” which remained on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 24 weeks, and “Dreams.” Ms. O’Riordan wrote lyrics and often the music for many of them, and she was the sole writer of “Zombie,” an impassioned response to an Irish Republican Army terrorist bombing in 1993.

In 1996, Neil Strauss, a pop music critic for The New York Times, wrote that Ms. O’Riordan could “sing almost anything and make it seem musical.”

Her death provoked an outpouring of grief from fans. “I’ll never forget the impact hearing Dolores’ wonderful and unique voice had on me,” one of them, Hayley Garrod, wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “I was totally engrossed & have loved you ever since.”