The Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Has Died At Age 46 — (ET CANADA)

SSRI Ed note: Performer stressed by split with husband gets psychiatric medication for depression, bipolar, has air rage incident (no alcohol), in Jan 2018 "dies suddenly".

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Monday, January 15, 2018


ET Canada can confirm The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who hailed from  Ireland, has passed away suddenly at 46-years-old.Her publicist released the following statement: “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” No further details are available as of yet.Police in London also confirmed they were called to a hotel on Park Lane in Westminster at 9.05 am Monday morning, according to RTE. They said O’Riordan’s death is currently being treated as unexplained.The musician, who led The Cranberries to worldwide success for 13 years before the group took a break in 2003 and reunited several years later, has been open about her battle with anxiety and depression over the years.

O’Riordan was previously married to Don Burton, the former tour manager of Duran Duran, before they split after 20 years together in 2014. She spoke to the Belfast Telegraph about battling her demons in 2013.

The star explained she had been sexually abused as a child, suffered from anorexia and had been having suicidal thoughts for years.

She said of blaming herself for the sexual abuse she endured from the age of eight: “That’s what happens. You think it is your own fault. I buried it. It is what you do initially. You bury it because you are ashamed of it. You think: ‘Oh my God. How horrible and disgusting I am.’ You have this terrible self-loathing. And then I got famous when I was 18 and my career took over. It was even harder then. So then I developed the anorexia.”

“When I Googled anorexia and studied it, I found out it was a common pathology that develops later on in life. So I was putting on this charade, this perfect face. I had anorexia, then depression, a breakdown.”

O’Riordan, who was arrested and charged in connection with an assault on an Aer Lingus flight back in 2014, continued to say at the time: “You get to the point where you want to die, because you think that you’ll get peace when you’re dead and you can’t get any worse than you are.”

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The mother-of-three confirmed she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in May 2017.

She appeared on “The Voice of Ireland” as a judge in 2013/2014, before joining the band Jetlag (now called D.A.R.K.)

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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan fined 4K for air rage incident where she head-butted and spat on a police officer — (The Daily Record)

By Ed Carty

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Dolores O’Riordan being treated by psychiatric doctor after marriage split, mother reveals — (Breaking

 – David Raleigh

Irish Rock star Dolores O’Riordan has split from her husband of twenty years, and is currently being treated by a psychiatric doctor and nurse to help her cope with the stress of her marriage breakdown, her mother has revealed.

Eileen O’Riordan said her superstar daughter, who was at the centre of an alleged air rage incident this week, was currently in a “very vulnerable” place.

“She is going through a marriage separation at the moment. That’s hard for anyone,” Dolores’s mum said in an interview printed in the Limerick Leader this morning.

“She is under the care of a psychiatric doctor at the moment, a very nice lady.”

The mother of the ex Cranberries singer said her daughter was “still in Ireland” and was being closely monitored by doctors.

“She has a nurse with her and a doctor who visits every day because she can’t go out.”

Delores married former Duran Duran band tour manager Don Burton in 1994 at Holycross Abbey, Tipperary, before a lavish ceremony at the Aherlow House Hotel.

Her mother said Dolores is keeping in close contact via phone calls with her children Taylor (16), Molly (13), and Dakota (9), who are with their father in his native Canada.

“They just know that mommy isn’t well at the moment.”

Dolores, who has sold tens of millions of records with her former band the Cranberries, as well as through her solo work, was arrested by Gardai at Shannon Airport last Monday.

The 43-year old was on board an Aer Lingus flight from New York to Shannon in which she allegedly assaulted a female air stewardess by stamping on her foot. During the course of her arrest she allegedly head butted a garda and spat in his face.

However, Eileen, from Ballybricken, Co Limerick, has claimed both women are “friends”.

Dolores’s mother also described in shocking detail the moment she found her daughter in a cell in Shannon Garda station.

“Dolores was inside a room, she was lying on the floor, curled up. She had her head covered and her face covered up. She was trying to protect herself. I gave her a hug. I tried to talk to her. She didn’t realise I was there at all. I put Lourdes water on her.”

“She didn’t know who I was, she was trying to cover herself from me,” Eileen recalled.

Reflecting on the alleged air rage incident, Eileen revealed she was “waiting” for her daughter to go into some sort of psychological meltdown.

She said Dolores was been “hassled for autographs and pictures” on board the plane and “just lost it”.

“I was waiting for it, hoping that it wouldn’t happen in New York. It would be awful because she wouldn’t have the (family) support there. She is suffering from a lack of sleep over the weeks and her brain is racing all the time. She is working very hard. When she was in New York, producing a new album, she kept saying, ‘when I go home to my mother in Ireland, I will be fine’.”

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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan died by accidental drowning, coroner finds

by Associated Press / 
The 46-year-old singer was found submerged in a bathtub at a London hotel, and several bottles of alcohol were found in the room.
The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan accidentally drowned in a bathtub after drinking, a coroner’s inquest concluded Thursday.

A police officer told the inquest at Westminster Coroner’s Court that a pajama-clad O’Riordan was found submerged in her bathtub at a London hotel on the morning of Jan. 15.

The 46-year-old singer didn’t leave a note and there was no evidence of self-harm.  [Other than getting so drunk she drowned – SSRI Ed]
Dolores O’Riordan on stage in 2016. The Cranberries singer accidentally drowned in a hotel bath after drinking alcohol, a coroner ruled. AFP – Getty Images

Five miniature alcohol bottles and a bottle of champagne were found in the room, and toxicology tests revealed a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit for driving. “Therapeutic” amounts of prescription medication were also found, the inquest heard.

Coroner Shirley Radcliffe said that O’Riordan died from drowning because of alcohol intoxication.

“There’s no evidence that this was anything other than an accident,” she said.

Inquests are held in Britain to determine the facts in sudden, violent or unexplained deaths. O’Riordan’s inquest was held on what would have been her 47th birthday.

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.”

O’Riordan had suffered physical and mental health problems over the years. The Cranberries cut short a world tour in 2017 because of the singer’s back problems. She had also spoken in interviews about being sexually abused as a child, her battles with depression and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

The other members of The Cranberries said in a statement Thursday that they “continue to struggle to come to terms with what happened.”

“Dolores will live on eternally in her music,” they said. “To see how much of a positive impact she had on people’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us.”