An inquest into the death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan has opened in London, stating that a number of tests have been carried out to establish the cause of her sudden passing.

Details of O'Riordan's funeral were also announced, with a public reposal taking place at St Josephs’ Church, O'Connell Avenue, Limerick from 12.30pm-4pm on Sunday, January 21st.

Family and close friends will then gather for her removal to St. Ailbes’ Church, Ballybricken, Limerick on Monday, January 22.

O'Riordan's funeral will then take place on Tuesday, January 23 at 11.30am in the same church, followed by a private family burial.

The singer was found dead aged 46 at a hotel on central London's Park Lane on Monday morning.

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 added: "A post-mortem 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.

A book of condolence is open at Limerick City and County Council's Corporate Headquarters at Merchant's Quay and there is an online version available at

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The Cranberries frontwoman was in London to discuss plans for the band's upcoming studio album when she died, her publicist has confirmed.

In a statement, her publicist said: "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."