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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s death not suspicious

The death of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.

The Zombie singer was found dead on Monday morning in a London hotel.

Police initially said the mother of three’s death was “unexplained”, but on Tuesday ruled it non-suspicious.

Her case will now be passed to a coroner who will determine the cause of death.

A friend of the 46-year-old Irish singer said she sounded excited and “full of life” hours before her death.

O’Riordan had suffered physical and mental health problems over the years.

In 2017 The Cranberries cut short a world tour due to her back problems.

The singer had been in London to record a cover of the band’s hit Zombie by the Los Angeles heavy rock band Bad Wolves.

O’Riordan’s friend, Dan Waite, of music label Eleven Seven, said she left him a voice message early on Monday saying she was looking forward to the recording.

He said she “sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and my wife this week”.

“The news of her passing is devastating and my thoughts are with Don, her ex-husband, her children, and her mother,” Mr Waite went on.

Dolores O'Riordan
Dolores O’Riordan’s final Twitter picture, with her cat

Tributes have been pouring in for the popular singer.

Her Cranberries bandmates – Noel Hogan, Fergal Lawler and Mike Hogan – said they were “devastated” by the news, adding “the world has lost a true artist”.

Bad Wolves said in a message on Facebook: “We are shocked and saddened at the news of Dolores’ passing, mere hours before she was to record vocals on our upcoming version of Zombie.”

The band’s singer, Tommy Vext, said: “We always felt the rawness and honesty she projected on stage and in her recordings was something to which all bands should aspire to, regardless of genre.

“When we heard she liked our version and wanted to sing on it, it was the greatest compliment a new band, or any band for that matter, could have received.”

The Cranberries formed at the end of the 1980s and had international hits in the 90s with songs including Linger, Zombie and Dream.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said: “For anyone who grew up in Ireland in the 1990s Dolores O’Riordan was the voice of a generation.”

The Cranberries in 2002
The Cranberries in 2002

In her hometown of Limerick, residents braved the elements to sign a book of condolence at the city council offices.

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 was 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.”

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Mayor Stephen Keary said O’Riordan “put Limerick on the music map and on a world stage.”

“She achieved so much in her short years. Her memory will live on,” he said.

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