Coroner Renders Verdict in Keith Flint Death, The Prodigy Urge Fans to Seek Help For Mental Health


Two months after The Prodigy singer Keith Flint was found dead in his home, the coroner has rendered an open verdict in the case. Paramedics pronounced the 49 year-old frontman dead at the scene and a post-mortem exam classified the cause of death as hanging, with toxicology reports finding that Flint had cocaine, codeine and alcohol in his system.

An open verdict typically means that the coroner's office confirmed the death was suspicious but that no specific evidence was available to verify what the person's intent was. According to the The Guardian, senior coroner Caroline Beasely-Murray said, "We will never know quite what was going on in his mind on that date. I have 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." She also said that she considered accident as a verdict, but also found on evidence to support that either.

In the wake of the verdict, the members of the Prodigy posted a message to fans on Twitter urging them to seek help if they are struggling with mental health issues. "It has been a tough time for everyone over the last few weeks since Keef's passing," they wrote. "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."