Dolores O'Riordan inquest set for her 47th birthday next month
After being cancelled several times, almost nine months after her death, the inquest to the Irish singer's death is set to take place on the month of her birthday.
The inquest into the death of The Cranberries frontwoman, Dolores O'Riordan, is due to take place on her birthday on September 6, almost nine months after her sudden demise. Dolores would've turned 47 this year. The Irish singer was reportedly found dead in her hotel room at the Hilton in Park Lane, London, on the morning of January 15. Although the inquest was supposed to be carried out four days after her death, it was postponed until April 3 as the Coroner waited for the medical test results.
The mother-of-three was laid to rest in County Limerick; however, the cause of her death has not yet been revealed. While her death has been deemed non-suspicious by the Metropolitan Police, Stephen Earl, Coroner's officer, said in a statement in January, in court, "This lady was staying at a hotel in central London when on Monday 15 January she was found unresponsive in her room. The London Ambulance Service was contacted and verified her death at the scene. A post-mortem has now been carried out, and the court is awaiting results of various tests that have been commissioned."
A spokesperson from the coroner's office told the Irish Independent: "The family has been updated with all the information we have, but the inquest itself will be the place where information on her death will become available to the public domain." Dolores had left behind a voice mail just hours before her death with her longtime friend and Eleven Seven International Managing Director Dan Waite.
Waite revealed to People that the singer was extremely satisfied with Bad Wolves’ version The Cranberries 1994 hit single of ‘Zombie.’ “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."
Dolores was in London at the time for the recording of the song, which was released posthumously. Her mother, Eileen, told the Irish Times, "I really feel she's happy now. I go to her grave, but I don't find anything there. I feel that her spirit is around all the time. She was that type of person anyway, she would come into the room, even as a child, and she would grab the attention."
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Following her death, several celebrities had taken to Twitter to show their respect for the late singer. Artists like R.E.M, Hozier, Halsey, and Adele posted images of the singer with mournful messages. James Corden too had recalled meeting the singer when he was 15. "She was kind and lovely, I got her autograph on my train ticket, and it made my day. She had the most amazing voice and presence. So sorry to hear that she’s passed away today x."
My first time hearing Dolores O'Riordan's voice was unforgettable. It threw into question what a voice could sound like in that context of Rock. I'd never heard somebody use their instrument in that way. Shocked and saddened to hear of her passing, thoughts are with her family.— Hozier (@Hozier) January 15, 2018
Dolores is survived by her three children- 20-year-old son Taylor, 16-year-old daughter Molly and 12-year-old daughter Dakota- with ex-husband Don Burton, and her mother Eileen and boyfriend ole Koretsky.