Dolores O’Riordan

  1. The Cranberries to debut first song since singer's death shortly

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    The Irish band will debut their first new song since the death of singer, Dolores O'Riordan, on Jeremy Vine's Radio 2 show at 13:30 GMT today.

    The track, which features the late vocalist, is taken from their final album; In the End.

    O'Riordan, who died suddenly on 15 January aged 46, was found in the bath in her room at London's Park Lane Hilton hotel.

    An inquest found she died by accidental drowning due to alcohol intoxication.

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  2. Cranberries singer O'Riordan died by accidental drowning

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    The Cranberries front woman Dolores O'Riordan died in January by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court has heard.

    The singer, who died suddenly on 15 January aged 46, was found submerged in the bath in her room at the Park Lane Hilton hotel.

    The Coroner heard she had no injuries or evidence of self harm.

    The Irish musician led the band to international success in the 90s.

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  3. BreakingCranberries singer died of drowning while drunk

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    The inquest into the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has found she died of drowning cause by alcohol intoxication.

    The coroner at the Inner West London Coroner's Court called it a "tragic accident".

    The singer died on 15 January aged 46, was found submerged in the bath in her room at the Park Lane Hilton hotel.

    The Irish musician led the band to international success in the 90s.

    Their hit singles including Linger and Zombie.

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  4. BreakingCranberries singer 'died by drowning'

    The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan died in London in January by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court heard.

  5. More test results awaited in Dolores O'Riordan death

    A number of tests have been carried out to establish the cause of the death of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan, an inquest opening has heard.

    The Irish singer, 46, was found dead at a hotel on central London's Park Lane on Monday morning.

    At the opening at Westminster Coroner's Court earlier, coroner's officer Stephen Earl said: "This lady was staying at a hotel in central London when on Monday 15 January she was found unresponsive in her room.

    "The London Ambulance Service was contacted and verified her death at the scene.

    "Subsequently the Met Police attended and they determined the death to be non-suspicious."

    He continued: "A post-mortem has now been carried out and the court is awaiting results of various tests that have been commissioned."

    Coroner Shirley Radcliffe adjourned the hearing until 3 April when a date for the full inquest will be set.

  6. Dolores O'Riordan's inquest opens later

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    The inquest into the death of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan is being opened later.

    The 46-year-old Irish singer was found dead at a hotel on central London's Park Lane on Monday morning.

    Police have said her death is not being treated as suspicious and her inquest will be opened at Westminster Coroner's Court from 09:30.

  7. Cranberries bandmate pays tribute to Dolores O'Riordan

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    The Cranberries, singer Dolores O"Riordan (sit), bassist Mike Hogan (L), drummer Fergal Lawler (C)  guitar player Noel Hogan (L)
    Image caption: Noel Hogan is on the right of the picture of the band taken in 2012

    The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan has written a tribute to Dolores O'Riordan in Rolling Stone magazine, reflecting on his 29-year friendship with the singer.

    Dolores died suddenly on Monday in a London hotel room, police are not treating her death as suspicious.

    Hogan reflected on earliest memory of first meeting her in 1990 in a recording studio.

    Quote Message: We were all blown away that this small girl from Limerick had such an amazing voice. The fact that she wasn't already in a band was a miracle.

    He said he wasn't "sure at what point Dolores accepted fame, or if she ever did."

    Quote Message: In my opinion, what made Dolores connect with people was her honesty. What you saw was what you got. In the early days, the band was very shy; especially Dolores. She sang with her back to the audience but sang songs that people could relate to. There was no big act. I don’t think people were used to this, and it seemed to resonate with them.
    The Cranberries Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, Dolores O"Riordan and Fergal Lawler pose for photographs after performing at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards at the Point Theatre in Dublin 2002
    Image caption: Noel Hogan is pictured on the left in 2002 with the rest of The Cranberries - Mike Hogan, Dolores O"Riordan and Fergal Lawler

    And added the band were about to start work on the next Cranberries album in the coming months but said her chronic back pain was an issue.

    Quote Message: She was so disappointed when we had to cancel the last tour. She had looked forward to it for so long. She did everything in her power to fix the back problem, but it persisted and won in the end.

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  8. Dolores was 'looking forward' to re-recording Zombie vocals

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    Californian hard rockers Bad Wolves - who were about to re-record the Cranberries track Zombie with the late singer ahead of her death - have paid tribute to Dolores O'Riordan saying: "The rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something to which all bands should aspire to".

    Dolores was due to record her vocals on Monday.

    "When we heard she wanted to sing on our version, it was the greatest compliment a [band] could receive," the band added.

    Dan Waite, from the band's label Eleven Seven, said:

    “Dolores left me a voice message just after midnight last night stating how much she loved Bad Wolves version of Zombie; she was looking forward to seeing me in the studio and recording vocals.

    Quote Message: She sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and and my wife this week. The news of her passing is devastating and my thoughts are with Don her ex-husband, her children, and her mother.