Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan died by drowning as a result of alcohol intoxication, a "tragic accident" according to statements made during an inquest held on Thursday (September 6th) at Westminster Coroner's Court in London.

According to BBC News, the 46-year-old vocalist had been drinking heavily before she was found dead in room 2005 of the Park Lane Hilton hotel in Park Lane, London in the morning of January 15th. She was found submerged face up in the bath by a maid the morning after she checked into the hotel, and declared dead after police and paramedics failed to revive her.

Police found empty bottles of alcohol in O’Riordan’s hotel room, including five miniature bottles and a bottle of champagne. There were also containers of prescription drugs with tablets in each, though a toxicology report showed that O’Riordan had only "therapeutic" amounts of medication in her blood. However, her blood alcohol levels were more than four times over the legal driving limit.

O'Riordan displayed no injuries or evidence of self-harm, although she had struggled for many years with bipolar disorder and excessive drinking.

The surviving members of the Cranberries released a statement saying, "On January 15th 2018 we lost our dear friend and band mate Dolores O'Riordan. Today we continue to struggle to come to terms with what happened. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dolores' children and her family and our thoughts are with them today. Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people's lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We'd like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this very difficult time. We request, please, for our privacy to be respected at this time."