The autopsy of Keith Flint, the singer for The Prodigy, has concluded with coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray declining to certify Flint’s death as a suicide. The 49-year-old was discovered by a friend hanging in his Essex home on March 4. The coroner’s findings, reported on Wednesday by The Guardian, confirmed that Flint died by hanging and had cocaine, alcohol, and codeine in his system.
Beasley-Murray said that police did not encounter anything suspicious during their investigation, and that Flint acted alone. However, she was still unable to certify Flint’s death as a suicide. “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," she explained. "Having regard to all the circumstances I don’t find that there’s enough evidence for that.”
Flint’s death was initially announced as a suicide by The Prodigy in a statement released the day his body was found. On Tuesday, the band shared an update on Instagram urging fans coping with mental illnesses to seek professional help. “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 and give it the respect it deserves.”