Entertainment Cranberries singer died from drowning while drunk, inquest hears By admin Posted on September 6, 2018 1 min read 0 0 30 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died in January by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, an inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court heard Thursday, according to Britain’s Press Association. The death of O’Riordan at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London was an accident, coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled at Westminster Coroner’s Court, PA reported. O’Riordan, who was 46 when she died, was in London for a short recording session, according to a statement from her publicist at the time. Police officer Natalie Smart, who attended the scene, told the inquest that O’Riordan was found in the bath in her hotel room, PA said Thursday. Five miniature bottles and a bottle of champagne were found in the room along with containers of prescription drugs with a number of tablets inside, according to PA.