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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died by drowning in bath due to alcohol intoxication, inquest hears

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

The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan died in January by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court has heard. 

The Limerick-born musician was found dead in the bath of 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.

Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled at Westminster Coroner's Court today that the singer's death was an accident.

The inquest falls on the what would have been the singer's 47th birthday.

Her mother, Eileen O'Riordan, has previously spoken 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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