Prodigy frontman Keith Flint hanged himself at home, inquest hears

Yolanda Curtis
March 12, 2019

An inquest into the death of Keith Flint has confirmed that The Prodigy frontman's cause of death was suicide.

A postmortem was carried out at Broomfield hospital on 7 March and the provisional medical cause of death was recorded as hanging. The coroner's officer said today that this remains under investigation while toxicology reports are compiled.

The inquest was adjourned by Senior Coroner, Caroline Beasley-Murray until a full hearing on July 23. Flint's post-mortem concluded that the musician died from hanging at his Essex home.

Keith Flint running the Chelmsford Park run at Central Park
Keith Flint running the Chelmsford Parkrun at Central Park Credit Neil Churchill Chamsford Parkrun PA

The anti-establishment band The Prodigy was spawned by the United Kingdom illegal rave scene in the 1990s, but as mainstream tastes changed, later found their way to the top of the charts with the singles "Firestarter" and "Breathe".

The BBC reports that United Kingdom coroners opened an inquest into Flint's death.

Keith Flint of The Prodigy at The Kerrang Awards 2009 held at The Brewery on August 3, 2009, in London.

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He was described in a statement by Howlett and fellow bandmate Maxim as "a true pioneer, innovator and legend". "We love you guys and we CAN'T WAIT to see you out there".

Police were called to the singer's house in Dunmow, Essex, last Monday morning, with authorities saying at the time that his death was not being treated as suspicious. "We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene".

They have thanked fans for their tributes to Flint on Instagram.

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Flint took over vocal duties with The Prodigy in 1996 for their classic track Firestarter and then appeared on the follow-up single Breathe.

The band, who were due to tour the United States in May, released their latest album in November and had recently been on tour in Australia.

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