Dolores O’Riordan Inquest: Test Results Due on The Cranberries Singer’s Body

A coroner is awaiting results of “various tests” to determine what caused the death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan.

At the opening of the inquest, Westminster Coroner’s Court was told that O’Riordan was found unresponsive in her hotel room on Monday and declared dead at the scene by ambulance workers.

Coroner’s officer Stephen Earl said: “A post-mortem examination has now taken place and the court is awaiting the results of various tests that have been commissioned.”

O’Riordan, 46, had been in London for a recording session at the time of her death, her publicist said earlier this week.

She had been staying at the Hilton on Park Lane.


Police have said they do not think her death is suspicious.

Tributes have been paid by singers, producers and even Irish President Michael D Higgins, who described O’Riordan and her Irish rock band as having had an immense influence on rock and pop music in Ireland and internationally.

The Cranberries formed in the Irish city of Limerick at the end of the 1980s.

Their international hits included the songs Dream, Linger and Zombie.