Keith Flint death not suicide, Coroner finds
The Coroner found insufficient evidence in ruling the Keith Flint death as suicide.
Last month the world was in shock following reports of the death of The Prodigy front man, Keith Flint.
After police ruled out any suspicious activity, speculation arose that Keith had taken his own life, made even more concrete by a post from The Prodigy, saying:
“The news is true , I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend , I’m shell shocked, f*ckin angry, confused and heart broken ….. r.i.p brother Liam.”
He died by hanging and had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system at the time, an inquest has heard. You would think death by hanging is deliberate.
But it could not be corroborated without the investigation from Caroline Beasley-Murray, the Senior Coroner for Essex, who handled the inquest.
She recorded an open conclusion into Keith’s death, ruling that he had not taken his own life due to insufficient evidence supporting that narrative. She also said there was insufficient evidence in ruling his death as accidental, saying the artist could 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.”
“I’m going to conclude an open conclusion,” she said.
If there was no suspicious activity and it wasn’t accidental or suicide; what was it?
For music fans from all corners of the world, Keith Flint’s death is a tragedy beyond measure.