I seriously did not see this coming.
A coroner in London has released findings that state Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer for the Cranberries, died by drowning in a bathtub. The drowning is said to be a result of alcohol intoxication, the Guardian reports.
O’Riordan was found dead in a bathtub inside a London hotel room on Jan. 15, and the local authority - The Westminster Coroner's Court - ordered an inquiry into her death, which is not uncommon when it is determined the deceased did not die of natural causes.
A maid from the hotel found O’Riordan submerged, face-up in a bath. Police and paramedics were summoned to the scene, but the singer was declared dead at 9:16AM London time.
Reports say O’Riordan’s blood alcohol level, which was four times the legal limit to drive in London. Investigators say the found five empty miniature bottles from the room’s mini bar, and an 11-ounce bottle of champagne. O’Riordan had evidently also been taking prescription drugs, including the anti-anxiety medication lorazepam, the report went on to say..
She died on Jan. 15, 2018. - Don Stuck