The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan's death not being treated as suspicious, confirm UK police

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Jan,16 2018 19:02 45 IST

London: Police say they are not treating the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious.

O'Riordan was found dead on Monday morning at a London hotel. Police initially called the death "unexplained," but said on Tuesday that nothing suspicious had been found. The case is being passed to a coroner to determine the cause of death.

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan performs during the European Border Breakers awards, or EBBA awards, in Cannes, southern France. O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46, it was announced on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Bruno Bebert, File)

Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan performs during the European Border Breakers awards in Cannes in 2008. AP

O'Riordan had suffered mental and physical health problems over the years. The Cranberries cut short a world tour in 2017 because of the singer's back problems.

The 46-year-old Irish singer was in London to record vocals for a cover of The Cranberries' hit 'Zombie' by Los Angeles rock band Bad Wolves.

Dan Waite of music label Eleven Seven said O'Riordan left him a voice message early Monday saying she was looking forward to the recording. He said "she sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and my wife this week."

"The news of her passing is devastating and my thoughts are with Don, her ex-husband, her children, and her mother," Waite said.

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

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that "for anyone who grew up in Ireland in the 1990s, Dolores O'Riordan was the voice of a generation."

Published Date: Jan 16, 2018 19:02 PM | Updated Date: Jan 16, 2018 19:02 PM