Cranberries singer drowned accidentally in bath

Late singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million-selling rock band The Cranberries, accidentally drowned in a hotel bath, a coroner ruled. (AFP)
Updated 06 September 2018
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Cranberries singer drowned accidentally in bath

  • The singer, who died aged 46, was found in the bath in her room at the Park Lane Hilton hotel on January 15
  • Zombie, an angry response to the deadly Northern Ireland conflict, hit number one across Europe

LONDON: Late singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million-selling rock band The Cranberries, accidentally drowned in a hotel bath, a coroner ruled Thursday.
The singer, who died aged 46, was found in the bath in her room at the Park Lane Hilton hotel on January 15.
Coroner Shirley Radcliffe in London ruled that the cause of death was accidental drowning, but found no evidence of injuries or self harm.
Policewoman Natalie Smart described attending the scene and finding O’Riordan “submerged in the bath with her nose and mouth fully under the water.”
“There’s no evidence that this was anything other than an accident,” said the coroner.
The Cranberries achieved international success in the 1990s with their debut album “Everyone Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?,” which included the hit single “Linger.”
Follow-up album “No Need to Argue” went to number one in Australia, France and Germany, and number 6 in the United States.
The album also gave rise to politically-charged single “Zombie,” an angry response to the deadly Northern Ireland conflict, which hit number one across Europe. The band sold around 40 million records worldwide.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was among the first to pay tributes, calling O’Riordan “the voice of a generation.”
Around 200 people, including her mother, her three children and her six siblings, attended her funeral, which was held at Saint Ailbe’s church in Ballybricken, outside the western city of Limerick, on January 23.


Rumors intensify as Football superstars meet at Salt Bae restaurant in Dubai

Updated 18 November 2018
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Rumors intensify as Football superstars meet at Salt Bae restaurant in Dubai

  • Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba met and talked at steakhouse in Dubai, which is owned by the famous Salt Bae
  • Both were in Dubai during the international break

DUBAI: Football fanatics were going crazy over an unexpected meeting between Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba in Salt Bae’s steakhouse in Dubai.

Manchester United midfielder Pogba, who last week withdrew from a game due to a thigh injury, was enjoying a break in Dubai when he bumped into Barcelona legend Messi.

Pogba posted a video of himself enjoying a lavish steak meal at the Nusr-Et in Dubai, as Salt Bae performed his iconic steak-slicing act. He reportedly sat with Messi, as they both had a “deep conversation,” according to local Manchester media.

Their meeting was met with both excitement and speculations about the possible transfer of Pogba to Barcelona, as the 25-year-old struggles with his relationship with Man United’s Jose Mourinho.

Barcelona center-back Gerard Pique recently showed excitement at the potential transfer.

“We will be happy to have him here, obviously. We want the best players to be at Barcelona,” Pique said.

The Premier League resumes next weekend and Pogba is looking forward to be back, as Manchester United’s medical department had said his injury wasn’t serious.