It has been confirmed that The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint died as a result of hanging.
An inquest, which has been looking into Flint’s tragic death, confirmed his suicide and declared his passing as “not suspicious”.
“Police attended, all protocols were followed and his death was confirmed as not suspicious,” said coroner’s officer Lynsey Chaffe during the inquest. The enquiry has now been adjourned until July 23 for a full hearing.
The singer of iconic dance act was confirmed as dead at the age of 49 after being found at his Essex home. “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am on Monday. We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed,” the police said at the time.
Howlett, co-founder and leader of the electronic band, followed the news by confirming the suicide in a post on The Prodigy’s official Instagram account, he said: “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.
“It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint,” the surviving band members Howlett and Maxim Reality in a statement after his passing. “A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
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