DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Dolores O’Riordan (aged 46)
Irish singer (The Cranberries)
Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan (6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018) was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She was the vocalist for rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their break-up in 2003, later reuniting with her band in 2009
DEATH: O’Riordan died suddenly at the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel in Mayfair on 15 January 2018, at the age of 46, while in London for a recording session.The cause of death was not immediately made public, but an inquest held on 6 September ruled that she died as a result of accidental drowning in a bathtub due to sedation by alcohol intoxication. Empty bottles were found in O’Riordan’s room (five miniature bottles and a champagne bottle) as well as some prescription drugs, but toxicology tests showed that her body contained only “therapeutic” amounts of these medications but 330 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, a blood alcohol content of .33‰.