The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan’s Cause Of Death May Not Be Released For Months

According to a London coroner’s office, a cause of death for Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan may not be revealed until April. An autopsy was performed on O’Riordan and according to reports, she did not die of natural causes. This led to an inquest into her death to be opened at Westminister Coroner’s Court.

The coroner’s officer Stephen Earl provided details regarding the circumstances of O’Riordan’s death on January 15 at 46.

Earl told The Guardian “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. A postmortem has now been carried out and the court is awaiting results of various tests that have been commissioned.”

An April 3 hearing has been scheduled to decide when to release the findings regarding O’Riordan’s death.

The singer will be buried in her home of Ireland, according to the BBC. “The plan is for her to be buried here at home. When that will be will depend on when her body is released,” a parish priest in Limerick told BBC.

After her death, the surviving members of The Cranberries released the following statement:

“We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores. She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started The Cranberries. The world has lost a true artist today.”

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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