Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan died by ‘drowning due to intoxication’

Dolores O’Riordan died by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, an inquest into the death of The Cranberries singer was told Thursday.

The Irish singer was found dead in the bath of a London hotel in January. An inquest into her death is taking place at Westminster Coroner’s Court. The inquest heard that there was no evidence of injuries or self-harm and the coroner ruled her death was an accident.

O’Riordan was found on the morning of Jan. 15 at the Hilton in London’s Park Lane. The inquest heard that she had been drinking heavily, and was four times over the legal limit for driving. She was also taking prescription drugs. U.K. police had already said her death was not suspicious. The coroner at the inquest, which was held on what would have been O’Riordan’s 47th birthday, said her death was a “tragic accident.”

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The coffin of Dolores O'Riordan, singer with the Cranberries is carried from St. Joseph's Church after a public reposal in Limerick, Ireland January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Mourners embrace outside Dolores O'Riordan, the singer of the Cranberries' funeral at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, Ireland, january 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Eillen O'Riordan leaves her daughter Dolores O'Riordan's funeral with Dolores' ex-husband Don Burton and one of their daughters at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, Ireland, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Books of condolence are placed outside Dolores O'Riordan, the singer of the Cranberries' funeral at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, Ireland, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Dolores O'Riordan's coffin is carried out of her funeral at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, Ireland, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Mourners embrace after Dolores O'Riordan's funeral at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, Ireland, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Dolores O'Riordan, the singer of the Cranberries' coffin lies in a hearse after her funeral at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, Ireland, january 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
A woman reacts after viewing Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's open coffin at St. Joseph's Church during a public reposal in Limerick, Ireland January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Schoolfriends bring yellow flowers to represent sunshine as they queue up to view Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's coffin as it is carried into St. Joseph's Church for a public reposal in Limerick, Ireland January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
People queue to pay their respects to Dolores O'Riordan, singer with the Cranberries, outside St. Joseph's Church during a public reposal in Limerick, Ireland January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
The order of service for Dolores O'Riordan, the singer of the Cranberries' funeral is held at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, Ireland, january 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
The coffin of Dolores O'Riordan, singer with the Cranberries is brought into St. Joseph's Church for a public reposal in Limerick, Ireland January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Eillen O'Riordan leaves her daughter Dolores O'Riordan's funeral with Dolores' ex-husband Don Burton and one of their daughters at St Ailbe's Church in Ballybricken, Ireland, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
LIMERICK, IRELAND - JANUARY 23: Ali Hewson, wife of Bono from U2 attends the funeral of Dolores O'Riordan at St Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken on January 23, 2018 in Limerick, Ireland. The Cranberries singer, aged 46 was found unresponsive in a London hotel last week. Police are not treating her death as suspicious. An inquest into O'Riordan's death was opened and adjourned until April while the coroner awaits test results. The Cranberries' debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? sold 40 million records in the early 1990's. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
LIMERICK, IRELAND - JANUARY 23: A member of the congregation holds up an order of service ahead of Dolores O'Riordan's funeral at St Ailbe's parish church in Ballybricken on January 23, 2018 in Limerick, Ireland. The Cranberries singer, aged 46 was found unresponsive in a London hotel last week. Police are not treating her death as suspicious. An inquest into O'Riordan's death was opened and adjourned until April while the coroner awaits test results. The Cranberries' debut album 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' sold 40 million records in the early 1990's. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
LIMERICK, IRELAND - JANUARY 23: Pipers practise outside St Ailbe's parish church in Ballybricken ahead of Dolores O'Riordan's funeral on January 23, 2018 in Limerick, Ireland. The Cranberries singer, aged 46 was found unresponsive in a London hotel last week. Police are not treating her death as suspicious. An inquest into O'Riordan's death was opened and adjourned until April while the coroner awaits test results. The Cranberries' debut album 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' sold 40 million records in the early 1990's. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
LIMERICK, IRELAND - JANUARY 23: Dolores O'Riordan's ex-husband Don Burton and their children Donny (Taylor), Molly and Dakota Burton arrive for Dolores O'Riordan's funeral at St Ailbe's parish church in Ballybricken on January 23, 2018 in Limerick, Ireland. The Cranberries singer, aged 46 was found unresponsive in a London hotel last week. Police are not treating her death as suspicious. An inquest into O'Riordan's death was opened and adjourned until April while the coroner awaits test results. The Cranberries' debut album 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' sold 40 million records in the early 1990's. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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The Cranberries rose to success in the 1990s with hits like “Linger” and “Zombie.” Their 1993 debut album, “Everyone Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”, reached No. 1 on the U.K. and Irish Album Charts and No. 18 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart.

The band went on hiatus in 2003, but reunited in 2009 for a North American tour, and also played shows in Latin America and Europe. Several dates on a subsequent 2017 Europe and U.S. tour were canceled with O’Riordan’s back problems cited as the reason.

O’Riordan released two solo albums, 2007’s “Are You Listening?” and 2009’s “No Baggage.” Scores of bands, musicians, and people in the entertainment world paid tribute to O’Riordan after her tragic death, as did Irish president Michael D. Higgins. She was a mother of three.

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