Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan’s Cause of Death Revealed

The 46-year-old was found dead in her London hotel bathtub in January

Dolores O'Riordan
Dolores O'Riordan in 2012/Getty Images

The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan died by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, an inquest into the singer’s death heard on Thursday.

Early this year, O’Riordan was found submerged in her London hotel bathtub. She died on Jan. 15, a day after checking in to the Park Lane Hilton. O’Riordan, who was 46, was recording music in England at the time.

Her death was ruled a “tragic accident,” the coroner said, per BBC News.

The inquest heard that there were five empty miniature bottles of alcohol and a bottle of champagne found in O’Riordan’s hotel room. She was more than four times over the legal limit allowed for driving, according to toxicology tests.

Investigators also found prescription drugs at the scene, though O’Riordan had only a “therapeutic” amount of medication in her blood. The inquest heard that O’Riordan had bipolar disorder but responded well to treatment.

The inquest was attended by O’Riordan’s mother, brother and sister-in-law, per the British news outlet. Thursday would have been O’Riordan’s 47th birthday.

Here is a statement released by the Cranberries following Thursday’s hearing:

Formed in Limerick, Ireland, in 1989, the Cranberries found success with alternative rock hits including “Linger,” “Dreams” and “Zombie.” The Irish singer is survived by three children.