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19th Jan 2018

Dolores O’Riordan’s publicist has an updated statement regarding her death

Funeral arrangements have also been confirmed.

Gillian Fitzpatrick

Her death this week undeniably shook the world.

Dolores O’Riordan, the celebrated frontwoman of The Cranberries, had died unexpectedly in London.

She was a mother-of-three and aged just 46.

Now, an updated statement regarding her passing has been released by her publicist.

It reads: “The corner announced today that the inquest in to the sudden death of Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries has been adjourned until 3rd April as they await the results of further tests.

“Funeral arrangements for the star are currently underway to bring the singer back home to Ireland.”

It continues: “Whilst the primary purpose of Dolores’s trip to London last Sunday evening was for a studio mixing session on Monday and Tuesday with Martin ‘Youth’ Glover on a recently recorded D.A.R.K. album, it has emerged that while in London she was also due to meet with The Cranberries record label, BMG to discuss plans for the release of a new Cranberries studio album that she had been working on with the band in recent months.

“A spokesperson for the band’s management confirmed this but said they did not wish to discuss matters further at this sensitive time.”

The release, which was made on Friday evening, further detailed the arrangements for the Limerick woman’s funeral

Public respite will take place on Sunday, January 21 from 12.30-4pm at St Josephs’ Church, O’Connell Ave in Limerick.

Then on Monday, January 22 from 4pm-8pm family and close friends will be able to visit Cross’s Funeral Home in Ballyneety.

The removal will be made to St Ailbes’ Church, Ballybricken. On Tuesday, January 23 at 11.30am, the Funeral Requiem Mass will take place followed by a private family burial.