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Coroner finds insufficient evidence to record Keith Flint's death as suicide

The coroner also said The Prodigy frontman had alcohol, cocaine and codeine in his system

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 8 May 2019
Coroner finds insufficient evidence to record Keith Flint's death as suicide

A coroner report in the death of The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint found unspecified amounts of alcohol, cocaine and codeine were in his system when he died.

Caroline Beasley-Murray, the Senior Coroner for Essex, recorded an open conclusion into Flint’s death, deciding evidence was insufficient to conclude he had taken his own life. Beasley-Murray said there was also insufficient evidence to record the artist’s death as accidental, in a situation where he may have been "larking around and it all went horribly wrong".

She said: "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."

Flint was found dead in his Essex home from what looked to be an apparent suicide on March 4. Hundreds attended his funeral later that month, igniting a rave on the streets of Braintree, while tributes poured in from the dance music world.

Samaritans is a charity that aims to help people suffering emotional distress. They are free to contact 24/7 from any UK or Irish phone by dialling 116 123. Head to samaritans.org for further details.

[Via: BBC]

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter

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