Irish singer and leader of The Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan performs in concert in Wroclaw, Poland, 01 May 2017. Reports on 15 January 2018 state Dolores O'Riordan has died in London, aged 46.
Irish singer and leader of The Cranberries Dolores O'Riordan performs in concert in Wroclaw, Poland, 01 May 2017. Reports on 15 January 2018 state Dolores O'Riordan has died in London, aged 46. EPA - MACIEJ KULZYNSKI

O’Riordan: No cause of death until April

THE inquest into the death of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has been delayed until April as a coroner awaits the results of medical tests.

The Irish singer was found dead aged 46 at a hotel on central London's Park Lane on Monday morning.

The Sun reports that police have said her death is not being treated as suspicious and her inquest had opened briefly at Westminster Coroner's Court.

However, it has now been adjourned until April 3, as medical test results are yet to conclude.

Coroner's officer Stephen Earl said in court: "This lady was staying at a hotel in central London when on Monday 15 January she was found unresponsive in her room.

 

"The London Ambulance Service was contacted and verified her death at the scene.

"Subsequently the Met Police attended and they determined the death to be non-suspicious."

He continued: "A post-mortem has now been carried out and the court is awaiting results of various tests that have been commissioned."

Musicians (L-R) Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, Dolores O'Riordan and Fergal Lawler from band The Cranberries.
Musicians (L-R) Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, Dolores O'Riordan and Fergal Lawler from band The Cranberries.

Following her death, her boyfriend and D.A.R.K. bandmate Ole Koretsky said "the love of my life is gone".

He said in a statement: "My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair.

"Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable.

"I am lost.

"I miss her so much.

 

"I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there's no real place for me here now."

Her The Cranberries band mates - Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler, and Mike Hogan - said they were "devastated" by the news, adding "the world has lost a true artist".

Tributes have also poured in from the world of music for the mother-of-three, while a number of fans braved the adverse weather conditions to sign a book of condolences opened at Limerick City and County Council.

The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan and boyfriend, Ole Koretsky. Picture: Instagram
The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan and boyfriend, Ole Koretsky. Picture: Instagram

One of the first to sign the book was the principal of the singer's old school, Laurel Hill Colaiste in Limerick.

Aedin Ni Bhriain said the school is very proud of everything O'Riordan achieved.

She said she never forgot her roots and even asked the school choir to sing at her wedding.

"We wanted to express our sympathy to her family because it is such a loss for them and also to show our deep love for everything she did and out admiration for everything she achieved," she said.

"We are very proud of her as a past pupil and also because she was a Limerick woman who never forgot she was a Limerick woman. She kept the links with Limerick. We are so proud of everything she achieved."

This article originally appeared in The Sun and is republished her with permission


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