The final voicemail sent by Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan before she died has been revealed.

During the message, sent at 1.12am on January 15, the 46-year-old is heard talking excitedly about a cover version of the song Zombie that she was recording, reports Daily Mail.

Speaking to her label executive Dan Waite about the project with rock band Bad Wolves, she says: "Hi Dan, it's Dolores. I'm in London, I'm at the Hyatt Park Hilton."

Commenting on the cover, she adds: "Actually I think it's f***ing awesome. It sounds f***ing terribly good."

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She finally signs off the call by inviting the executive into the studio, saying: "Send my love to Irene. Love that leather jacket."

Hours after sending the voicemail, obtained by the Daily Mirror, O'Riordan was found dead in her hotel room at the Hilton in Park Lane, London.

It comes as an inquest into the troubled singer's life was due to take place yesterday but was suddenly removed from the court's schedule.

The Irish singer suffered with bipolar disorder and depression throughout her career, and TMZ reported friends describing her as "dreadfully depressed" in the weeks before her death.

But Mr Waite, a long-time friend and music producer, told how she sounded happy and excited just hours before her death.

Speaking about the voicemail, he said: "She was looking forward to seeing me in the studio and recording vocals.

"She sounded full of life, was joking and excited to see me and my wife this week. The news of her passing is devastating."

Dave Davies, former guitarist of The Kinks, also said Miss O'Riordan seemed 'happy and well' when he spoke to her before Christmas.

In an interview with the star surfaced in which she expressed her desire to come back as an angel after her death to help people.

Asked what she would be reincarnated as, Miss O'Riordan said: "I think I'll probably come back as an angel and I'd like to guide people or guard people going through similar experiences in life, whisper in their ear and kind of give them ideas on how to deal with things."

Miss O'Riordan, 46, had been in London to record a cover of The Cranberries' 1994 hit single Zombie with rock band Bad Wolves.

A seething condemnation of the IRA's 1993 Warrington bomb attack that killed two boys, Zombie won an Ivor Novello award.

They split in 2003 before reforming in 2009 and embarking on a reunion tour around America.

In 2014, she split from husband of 20 years, former Duran Duran tour manager Don Burton.

They have three children together, Taylor, 20, and daughters Molly, 16, and Dakota, 12, who live with their father in Canada.

She once spoke of a "terrible self-loathing" which had been worsened by her accelerating career and led to anorexia.

Miss O'Riordan also suffered with back pain, which caused her to cancel a string of shows in May last year.