Inquest into Dolores O'Riordan's death adjourned until April for test results

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

The inquest into Dolores O'Riordan's death has been adjourned until April Picture: Courtesy O'Riordan family

The inquest into Dolores O'Riordan's death has been adjourned until April Picture: Courtesy O'Riordan family

AN INQUEST into the death of Limerick rock star Dolores O’Riordan has been adjourned until April while the coroner awaits the results of “various tests”.

The inquest, at Westminster Coroner's Court in London, has been adjourned until April 3.

The 46-year-old was found dead at a hotel on central London’s Park Lane on Monday morning.

A number of tests have been carried out to establish the cause of the death of The Cranberries frontwoman.

At the opening at Westminster Coroner’s Court on Friday, coroner’s officer Stephen Earl said: “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.

“Subsequently the Met Police attended and they determined the death to be non-suspicious.”

He continued: “A postmortem has now been carried out and the court is awaiting results of various tests that have been commissioned.”

Coroner Shirley Radcliffe adjourned the hearing until April 3 when a date for the full inquest will be set.

No family were present at the court.

This week Dolores’ mother Eileen and family expressed their heartfelt thanks to the people of Limerick for their love and support since their tragic loss.

Speaking for the first time since the singer’s untimely death, Eileen O’Riordan and her family said the outpouring of tributes, prayers and kind sentiments from across the world, and particularly from the people of Dolores’ home county and city, has been “a great source of comfort” to them.

“We want to thank all the people of Limerick who have remembered Dolores this week. The people who queued to sign the book of condolence - some of them standing in the rain - it has meant a huge amount to us and has been a great source of comfort,” Eileen and her family told the Leader.

The funeral of the Limerick woman is expected to take place early next week in Limerick. The Funeral Mass will take place in the church in Ballybricken where Dolores sang in the choir and played the organ.

Dolores’ final resting place will be Caherelly Cemetery where her father Terence was laid to rest in 2011.

Dolores is predeceased by her father Terence and is very deeply regretted by her mother Eileen, children Taylor, Molly and Dakota, brothers Terence, Brendan, Donal, Joseph and PJ, and sister Angela.