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EntertainmentThe Prodigy Lead Singer Keith Flint Consumed Drugs and Alcohol Before His Death, Coroner Says

18:50  08 may  2019
18:50  08 may  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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The Prodigy singer Keith Flint had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system when he died, an inquest heard. The musician was found dead at his home in North End, Essex, on 4 March. Chelmsford Coroner 's Court heard Flint , 49, died due to hanging.

Getty Images. The Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint had cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system at the time of his death on March 4, an inquest heard on Wednesday. Flint , 49, had been found hanging in his Essex, England, farmhouse by a friend.

The Prodigy Lead Singer Keith Flint Consumed Drugs and Alcohol Before His Death, Coroner Says © TheWrap keith flint prodigy

The Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint had cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system at the time of his death on March 4, an inquest heard on Wednesday.

Flint, 49, had been found hanging in his Essex, England, farmhouse by a friend. However the coroner's office said that there was insufficient evidence to rule his death as a suicide, the Guardian reported.

"We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date," senior coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray, said in conclusion.

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Keith Flint 's wild performances remembered. Keith Flint onstage with The Prodigy supporting Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint performs during the Oxegen Festival 2008 at the Punchestown Singer had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system at time of death .

Keith Flint , the late lead singer of the British electronic group Prodigy , had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his On Tuesday, the Prodigy posted a photo of Flint on Twitter alongside a message encouraging people to seek help if they are struggling with mental health issues.

"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," Beasley-Murray said. "Having regard to all the circumstances I don't find that there's enough evidence for that."

Flint, who initially joined The Prodigy as a dancer, became the band's lead singer and performed on No. 1 singles such as "Firestarter" and "Breathe."

With his spiky shock of hair and eyeliner-enhanced stare, he became a dynamic frontman for the group.

The deliberately in-your-face black-and-white video for the 1996 hit "Firestarter" — which focused on a headbanging Flint singing "I'm the bitch you hated / filth infatuated" — was banned by the BBC after parental complaints, according to The Guardian.

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RELATED: Prodigy Singer Keith Flint ’s Cause of Death Provisionally Ruled Suicide, Inquest Reveals. An autopsy had previously provisionally confirmed Flint died by suicide. The coroner told an inquest hearing in March that the 49-year-old musician’s death appeared to be due to asphyxia caused by

Although a recent inquest heard about a certain unspecified amount of toxic substances, like drugs and alcohol , discovered in Flint ’s system, the coroner has left her verdict open, finding insufficient evidence of either suicide or accidental death .

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