Keith Flint: inquest opens into Prodigy front man's death

PUBLISHED: 11:10 12 March 2019

Keith Flint often allowed fans to ride his horses. He is pictured here with Milly O'Connor at the pub he used to own near Chelnmsford.

Keith Flint often allowed fans to ride his horses. He is pictured here with Milly O'Connor at the pub he used to own near Chelnmsford.

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The Prodigy front man Keith Flint died as a result of hanging, an inquest heard.

The musician was found dead at his home in North End, near Dunmow, on March 4.

A post-mortem found the 49-year-old’s provisional cause of death was hanging, while toxicology reports were awaited, the BBC reported.

Essex’s senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray adjourned the inquest until 23 July for a full hearing.

According to the BBC, coroner’s officer Lynsey Chaffe told the hearing in Chelmsford: “Police attended, all protocols were followed and his death was confirmed as not suspicious.”

Flint, who was born in London, rose to fame in the award-winning band in the 1990s. The Prodigy formed in Braintree and Flint was originally a dancer for the group, before becoming a lead vocalist.

After Flint’s death his fellow band mates paid tribute to the singer, calling him their “best friend”, a “true pioneer, innovator and legend.”

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