Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died via an accidental drowning

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died via an accidental drowning due to alcohol intoxication, according to British Coroner Shirley Radcliffe.  According to the report, there was no evidence of self harm and the singer did not leave any sort of suicide note.  Dolores was only 46 at the time of her passing, which left many questions from fans of her music as to why she died so young.

Ironically, the news of Dolores' cause of death comes on her 47th birthday (9/6). Additionally, her band, The Cranberries, shared a press statement asking for privacy.

"On January 15th 2018 we lost our dear friend and band mate Dolores O'Riordan. Today we continue to struggle to come to terms with what happened.Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dolores' children and her family and our thoughts are with them today. Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people's lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We'd like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this very difficult time. We request, please, for privacy to be respected at this time."

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