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Report: Drugs in Keith Flint's system at time of his passing

music news 09/05/2019

The Prodigy's Keith Flint passed away on March 4 2019 aged 49, with the band informing fans upon his passing that he had “taken his own life."

According to The Guardian, an inquest has now declined to rule Flint's passing a suicide. The coroner cited “insufficient evidence” and it was found that Flint had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol, and codeine in his system when he was found at his home. 

"The coroner’s officer, Linda Calder, told Wednesday’s brief inquest hearing in Chelmsford that Flint was found hanging at his home by a friend," The Guardian article reads.

"She said a postmortem examination recorded that the singer died by hanging, and the report also noted the presence of cocaine, alcohol and codeine."

Senior Coroner for Essex Caroline Beasley-Murray recorded an open conclusion of his death, and told the BBC the following:We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date.”

I’ve 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 ruled out suspicious circumstances and third party involvement.

A full inquest will be held next month.

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