According to British authorities, the death of Dolores O’Riordan is not being investigated as a homicide despite contrary reports. A friend of the musician said Dolores sounded “full of life” shortly before her death.
The 46-year-old died suddenly in a hotel in London on Monday morning. Police said the death was “unexplained” at the time, but since then, they’ve come to realize there was no evidence of a potential homicide.
As per usual, the case will get sent to the coroner who will discover what caused her untimely death. According to reports, O’Riordan suffered health complications of various sorts over the years.
Reportedly, she dealt with back pain, an ailment which led The Cranberries to cancel some of their concerts in 2017. Additionally, Dolores revealed she had been abused sexually as a kid and suffered from depression as well as Bipolar Disorder.
Back in 2014, Dolores supposedly assaulted a flight attendant and three cops during an altercation while flying back to Ireland from New York.
Medical records at the time explained her actions as a result of her being “mentally ill.” Dolores was contributing the vocals for the Bad Wolves cover of The Cranberries song, “Zombie.”
Dan Waite from the record label, Eleven Seven, said O’Riordan left him a message on his phone stating that she was excited to come in for work.
Waite claimed she appeared to be exuberant and excited to see him and his wife. As a result of her death, many of her friends and family are not only upset but genuinely surprised.
Social media has blown up with support and commemoration of the band, although, many people have criticized the tendency of those who have never heard of the music group to now act like they were their biggest fan. Either way, Dolores is considered by many as a focal point of the rock music scene in the 1990s.