THE PRODIGY singer Keith Flint died as a result of hanging, it has been revealed. He was found dead on March 4 at his home in Essex, a county in the southeast of England, northeast of London.
Band mate Liam Howlett said on Instagram at the time that Flint, 49, had committed suicide. The provisional cause of death has now been reported as hanging, with toxicology reports to follow.
A postmortem was carried out on Flint’s body last Thursday. The coroner’s officer, Lynsey Chaffe, said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Flint’s death. “Police attended, all protocols were followed and his death was confirmed as not suspicious,” she said.
Following the minutes-long hearing, the inquest was adjourned until late July. Flint had taken part in a 5-kilometer Park Run just days before his death, recording a personal best time of just over 21 minutes.
THE PRODIGY was scheduled to embark on a U.S. tour in May. The 10-date trek was slated to include appearances at several festivals, including Sonic Temple in Ohio and Welcome To Rockville in Florida.
In a tweet, the band expressed “deepest shock” and “sadness” at the singer’s passing, and a few days later announced it would be cancelling all upcoming shows “with immediate effect”.