Published May 08, 2019Following a coroner's inquest, the Prodigy frontman Keith Flint's death has been labelled an "open conclusion." As laid out in a newly released report, the coroner did not find sufficient evidence to rule his death a suicide.
The inquest hearing was held in Chelmsford, England, this morning, and the coroner's office confirmed that Flint had died by hanging at his Essex home, and there were unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system.
"I've considered suicide," senior coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray, explained [via The Guardian]. "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."
She was also unable, however, to rule his death an accident in which he may have been "larking around and it all went horribly wrong."
Beasley-Murray added, "We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date and so that's why I'm going to record an open conclusion."
Police attended the singer's home and found there were no suspicious circumstances, said Beasley-Murray. She added there was no proof of any third party involvement.
As previously reported, Flint died in March. He was 49.
Fans attended his funeral service, turning the streets outside into a rave.
His surviving Prodigy bandmates have since shared a message, encouraging those struggling with their mental health to "not suffer in silence," and to reach out for help.