15 January 2023
In January 2018, O’Riordan traveled from New York City, where she lived, to London
to work on her side-project D.A.R.K. and to meet people from record label BMG and talk about a new Cranberries LP. She spend the night of Jan 14th in the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, Mayfair.
At 2 a.m. (15 January), O’Riordan had a phone chat with her mother. Later that morning, she was found lifeless in the bathroom. A medicine pronounced her dead at 9:16 a.m.
She died as a result of accidental drowning in her bath following sedation by alcohol intoxication. Empty bottles were found in her room as well as some prescription drugs. Toxicology tests showed that her body contained only “therapeutic” levels of these medications but a blood alcohol content of 3.30 g/L (0.33%). R.I.P.
This affecting interview from 1995 – with her parents in the audience – brings tears to your eyes. Dolores O’Riordan despite being a global pop star, was so down to earth, so grateful for what she achieved so far, and looked/talked irresistibly gorgeously. Sad, very sad loss.
DOLORES O’RIORDAN: Bio – Discography