The song “Zombie” had made her famous worldwide, in January, the Irish singer Dolores O’Riordan had died.The cause of death is finally known now.

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The singer of the Irish rock band The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died in January “suddenly” at the age of 46 earlier this year. As a coroner now announced, it is an accidental death by drowning after alcohol poisoning. O’Riordan had been found in the bathtub of a hotel in London.

O’Riordan became famous as a Cranberries front-woman with her West Irish accent and passionately sung lyrics. She joined the band in 1990 as a singer. After the success of the debut album in 1993, The Cranberries expanded their success in 1994: The second album “No Need to Argue” came out in Germany, France and Australia in first place and in the US in sixth place.

The best single track “Zombie” became a hit throughout Europe and 40 million copies of the album were sold worldwide.

Sources: Die Presse