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The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan drowned in bathtub after drinking, coroner finds

The 46-year-old Irish singer's death in January shocked fans, although she had battled a bad back and other health issues in the last year.
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Singer Dolores ORiordan of the Irish band 'The Cranberries' performs at the Admiralspalast on May 2, 2017, in Berlin.Frank Hoensch / Redferns via Getty Images

LONDON — The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died accidentally from drowning because of alcohol intoxication, a British coroner said.

Witnesses told a coroner's inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court on Thursday that O'Riordan, 46, was found submerged in her bathtub at a London hotel in January. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled O'Riordan's death an accident.

It was previously reported that she didn't leave a note and there was no evidence of self-harm.

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

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O'Riordan battled a bad back and other health issues last year that forced the band, which released the acoustic album "Something Else," to cancel a tour of Europe and North America. She also revealed she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Her last public words appeared to be a tweet from Dec. 20 in which she said she was "feeling good" and performing again, and another from Jan. 3 in which she announced, "We're off to Ireland."

Following her death, her bandmates tweeted that "the world had lost a true artist."

In a new statement Thursday, they said they continued to "struggle to come to terms with what happened" and said their condolences remain with her family, including her ex-husband, former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton, and her three children.