On March 4, 2019 we lost a legend, Keith Flint of The Prodigy. The band informed fans upon his passing that he had “taken his own life” at age 49.
Now, toxicology results challenge the suicide and the corner deems there is “insufficient evidence” to prove one way or another. He died due to hanging, however, Flint was found to have unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system when he died.
Senior Coroner for Essex Caroline Beasley-Murray recorded an open conclusion of his death, as reported by BBC. In which, she stated the following…
“We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date.”
“I’ve considered suicide. To record that, I would have to have found that, on the balance of probabilities, Mr. Flint formed the idea and took a deliberate action knowing it would result in his death.”
“Having regard to all the circumstances I don’t find that there’s enough evidence for that.”
The coroner concluded it was either an “accident or suicide.” She also said there was no suspicious circumstances and no third party involvement.
A full inquest will be held next month to further discuss the death of Flint.