Dolores O'Riordan to be laid to rest in home town

Angelo Anderson
January 20, 2018

The source noted that a source in the London Police Department "confirmed Dolores O'Riordan died of Fentanyl poisoning in a deliberate overdose", adding that "counterfeit Fentanyl was allegedly found by her bed in a London hotel and the singer was declared dead at the scene". News outlets are reporting the death of Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer with Irish rock act The Cranberries.

While the death of Dolores O'Riordan has been certified "non suspicious" the coroner has requested the additional time for further investigation as to the cause of death.

O'Riordan's funeral will then take place on Tuesday, January 23 at 11.30am in the same church, followed by a private family burial.

Her body will lie in repose at a funeral home close to her hometown of Limerick before Tuesday's private service that will be attended by around 200 family members and friends.

At the opening at Westminster Coroner's Court on Friday, 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".


Sales and streams of the band's back catalogue have rocketed by 1,000% in the days since her death.

He said a post-mortem examination has been conducted "and the court is awaiting the results of various tests that have been commissioned".

The hearing was adjourned until April 3, when a date for the full inquest will be set.

Dan Waite of music label Eleven Seven said O'Riordan left him a voice message early Monday saying she was looking forward to the recording.

The Cranberries achieved worldwide success in the 1990s with their debut album Everyone Else is Doing it, So Why Can't We? which included the hit single "Linger".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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