Coroner Awaiting Results of Exams on Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan to Determine Cause of Death
The London coroner's office has carried out tests on Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan in an effort to determine what killed the 46 year-old "Linger" star. According to The Guardian, an inquest has found that O'Riordan was found unresponsive in a hotel room in Park Lane, London, on Monday (Jan. 15) and coroner's office officer Stephen Earl revealed at the opening of the inquest at Westminster coroner's court on Friday (Jan. 19) that a final determination could take some time.
“The London ambulance service was contacted and verified her death at the scene,” Earl said at the inquest. “Subsequently, the Met police attended and they determined the death to be non-suspicious.” Earl also revealed that a postmortem exam had been carried out and the court was awaiting the results of "various tests." The hearing has been adjourned until Apr 3, when a full inquest will be set. The parish priest from O'Riordan's home town Friarstown in Limerick, Ireland, said her funeral would take place in her native country," according to BBC News.
"The plan is for her to be buried here at home," he said. "When that will be will depend on when her body is released." Police said earlier this week that O'Riordan's death is not being treated as suspicious, meaning they found no evidence of four play. O’Riordan had suffered physical and mental health problems over the years and the Cranberries cut short a world tour in 2017 because of the singer’s back problems. A friend reported that the mother of three left him an upbeat message just hours before her death and that she sounded "full of life."