Furthermore, a post-mortem declared the cause of death to be hanging. following the post-mortem, a toxicology report was conducted which showed that cocaine, alcohol and codeine was found in his system at the time of death.
However, the coroner at Essex Coroner’s Court has today recorded that in the case of Flint an open verdict has been reached. “I’ve considered suicide,” senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray said.
“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.
“Was he larking around and it all went horribly wrong? On the balance of probabilities, I am going to record an open verdict.”
Mrs Beasley-Murray added: “He clearly was very popular with their so many fans and I am aware of the funeral service in Bocking.”