How did the Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan die? – The music world was rocked when it was revealed that troubled Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan had died aged 46. The mum-of-three passed away at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in London on Monday morning, with her agent confirming the sad news later that day.

Dolores had been in the capital for a recording session and in her heartbreaking last Instagram post was seen enjoying a romantic night in with her boyfriend on New Year’s Eve.

The family of the Zombie singer, from Limerick in Ireland, are said to be ‘devastated’ by her death.

Here’s what we know so far about her tragic loss.

Dolores O’Riordan’s cause of death could remain a mystery for months. The coroner is currently waiting to compile all the evidence – including potential toxicology reports – before an inquest will be opened, Westminster’s Coroner’s Court confirmed today. The 46-year-old Cranberries singer’s body was discovered on Monday morning at the Hilton hotel on Park Lane in west London. It’s not yet known if a post-mortem will need to be carried out.

The case is being looked after by the coroner’s office in Westminster – but it could be months before the inquest is opened and completed.

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