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Coroner says there's not "enough evidence" for Keith Flint suicide verdict

08 May 2019, 14:49 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The coroner revealed at an inquest that there isn't "enough evidence" to confirm Keith Flint's suicide verdict.

The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint died aged 49 back in March. During an inquest earlier today (8 May), the coroner’s officer, Linda Calder, revealed that the late singer also had cocaine, alcohol, and codeine in his system during the postmortem.

Speaking about the circumstances of his death, The Guardian reports the senior coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray, said, "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 inquest heard that Flint was found hanging by a friend at his home. Beasley-Murray added, "I’m going to conclude an open conclusion. 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."

Yesterday The Prodigy posted information about mental health charity Samaritans, "It has been a tough time for everyone over the last few weeks since Keef's passing. If you are struggling with depression, addiction or the impact of suicide, please do not suffer in silence. The Prodigy fully support the campaign to improve mental health for all."

A new collaborative exhibition, Lend Me Your Ear, is opening in London later this month, and will auction off an image of Keith Flint to raise funds for mental health charities. Find out more.
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