Dolores O’ Riordan’s inquest removed from schedule

April 3, 2018  |  10 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Irish Mirror just announced this morning that “Dolores O’ Riordan’s long-awaited inquest that was due to start today in court has now been removed from schedule”

They add that

The inquest into the death of the Irish star had originally opened five days after she was found dead, but was adjourned until Tuesday April 3 so the Coroner could await the results of medical tests.

However, an announcement from the coroner’s court revealed there will be no hearing today and that an inquest date is yet to be set.

No reason has been given for the change.

They remind that Dolores 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.”

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10 Responses to Dolores O’ Riordan’s inquest removed from schedule

  1. Van

    Honestly, I don’t know what the result of the inquest can bring us, well, me to be exact… I doubt if it can bring closure or comfort. Months later, it’s no less surreal or heartbreaking to acknowledge that Dolores is gone. Remembering and witnessing her progression from the vibrant, sweet and extremely gifted young adult (as seen early recordings/interviews) to how tired and lost she seemed in the end will always feel like a tragic loss. I just continue to hope she had even just a fraction of an idea of how much she was loved, not just as an artist but also as a person, and that her soul is now at peace.

  2. Marisol

    I don’t understand why it takes so long. Are they just too afraid to say she killed herself? Cause I can’t find any good reason to delay this information to the public.

    • Matt.

      Exactly. Or at least she was such under pills and/or drugs meaning that if it is not suicide it’s kinda like the same.

    • Rev

      The careful wording of an inquest can be the difference between the division of an estate or insurance entitlement.

    • Mary

      Good point, Rev, or they just could be backlogged.

  3. Miranda Barnett

    Dolores was someone I looked up too when I was 17/18 no matter the results I’ll still be looking up to her she had an amazing voice I’m glad she was able to share it with the world, I will never forget her

  4. Mary

    I appreciate your sentiments, Van, but to be very honest, there are some things I would just like to know, such as, regardless whether it was accidental OD or suicide, was it fentanyl as was rumored? If so, where did she get it? Is anyone being investigated? I realize I don’t have a right to any answers, but that doesn’t mean I’m not curious. It’s human nature. I’m sure there are many here who would also like to know what really happened.

    I do believe Dolores’ soul is at peace, but I hope that we humans learn from these all too frequent tragedies(Prince, Chris Cornell, Tom Petty…) and finally get serious about dealing with mental health issues and drug addiction.

    • Van

      Please don’t get me wrong. I didn’t mean to imply the results should be hidden, unless her family wants it so (I am unfamiliar with the legalities of mandatory public disclosure). You’re absolutely correct that it can be an important talking point about mental health and drug addiction, a meaningful bigger picture. I suppose my present thoughts are more about the inconsolable loss of Dolores, regardless of manner of exit.

      And excellent point, Rev.


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