Following the news that Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s cause of death was drowning, the band has released a new statement. Paramedics on the scene saw no signs of injury, evidence of self-harm, or foul play.
Prescription drugs were also found in the room.
Toxicology tests found O’Riordan had “therapeutic” amounts of medication in her blood, but more than four times the legal alcohol limit for driving.
Dr O Ceallaigh also described a previous incident when – during a time of stress – the singer had become intoxicated and begun writing a suicide note, but had lapsed into unconsciousness before taking any further action.
‘Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very hard time’.
They continued: “Dolores will live on eternally in her music”.
After her court hearing, O’Riordan urged other people suffering mental illness to seek help.
The inquest heard that O’Riordan had bipolar disorder but responded well to treatment.
The Cranberries rose to global fame in the 1990s and released five albums before taking a break in 2003, but soon reunited six years later.
The band were most known for their hits Zombie and Linger.
The mother of three, from Kilmallock, County Limerick, was pronounced dead on January 15 at the Hilton on Park Lane, where she was staying while recording. Though the album brought the band success, Dolores battled anxiety and depression.
Meanwhile, the late musician’s children were recently gifted $250,000 by metal supergroup Bad Wolves. Either I’m extremely up or I’m extremely down. The Cranberries released its final album, Roses, in 2012. “Our thoughts go out to her family at this bad time”.
“There are two ends of the spectrum – you can get extremely depressed and dark and lose interest in the things you love to do, then you can get super manic”.
It went to number one in the charts, with all proceeds going to her family.