By Jake Greenberg / September 6, 2018

Cranberries Lead Singer Dolores O’Riordan’s Death Ruled a Drowning

She had an excessive amount of alcohol in her system when she died January 15.

Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan of Irish band The Cranberries performs on stage during the 23th edition of the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac on July 07, 2016. / AFP / GUILLAUME SOUVANT        (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan of Irish band The Cranberries performs on stage during the 23th edition of the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac on July 07, 2016. / AFP / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)

A coroner has ruled that Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan died by drowning after drinking an excessive amount of alcohol, according to a BBC report. O’Riordan, 46, died January 15 of this year in the bathtub of her room in the Park Lane Hilton Hotel in London.

The coroner called what happened a “tragic accident.” The inquest, convened at Westminster Coroner’s Court, found no evidence of any attempt at self-harm. Miniature bottles of alcohol and a bottle of champagne were found on the scene as well as prescription drugs, of which the coroner ruled a “therapeutic” amount were found in her system.

The Cranberries issued a statement following the inquest, expressing condolences to O’Riordan’s family. “To see how much of a positive impact she had on people’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us,” the statement also read.

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