Inquest for Dolores O'Riordan to be held on what would have been singer's 47th birthday

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died suddenly in London in January. Picture by Haydn West/PA

THE inquest into the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan is due to take place on what would have been her birthday next month.

The Limerick-born musician was found dead in a hotel room at the Hilton in Park Lane in London on January 15 this year. At the time, Ms O'Riordan's death was not being treated as suspicious.

A funeral service for the mother-of-three was held at St Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken, in her native Limerick, followed by a private family burial.

An inquest had initially been set to begin five days after her sudden death, but it was moved to April as the coroner's office awaited medical test results.

But the hearing was removed from the schedule with no date set.

However, a new date has now been set for September 6 with the hearing due to be held at Westminster Coroner's Court. The inquest falls on the what would have been the singer's 47th birthday.

Her mother, Eileen O'Riordan, has spoke of how her daughter had been tortured by the trappings of international fame.

"It can bring its own stresses and when you are very famous then you have no life," she said.

At the time of the singer's death, Ms O'Riordan had been in London to record a cover version of The Cranberries classic Zombie with the band Bad Wolves - a track which was posthumously released.

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