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Inquest hears Prodigy star Keith Flint took his own life

A full hearing into 49-year-old vocalist's passing will be heard in July

Keith Flint died as a result of hanging, an inquest has heard.

The Prodigy vocalist, 49, was found dead at his Essex home on March 4th.

Bandmate Liam Howlett said the dance icon had “taken his own life” as he paid tribute to the star on social media.

The inquest heard a post-mortem was carried out at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford three days after Flint’s death.

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RIP Keith Flint (Credit:

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The provisional cause of death has been identified as hanging while further investigations are still underway, with the results of toxicology reports awaited.

Essex’s senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray opened and adjourned the inquest until July 23rd for a full hearing.

Coroner’s officer Lynsey Chaffe told the hearing in Chelmsford: “Police attended, all protocols were followed and his death was confirmed as not suspicious.”

Just two days before his body was found, Flint took part in a 5km run, achieving a personal best time of 21 minutes and 22 seconds.

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The unforgettable star passed away at the start of the month (Credit: The Prodigy YouTube)

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The Breathe and Firestarter star rocketed to fame in the 1990s as he fronted The Prodigy’s huge number one hits.

He was due to tour the US with the band in May, having released their latest album No Tourists in November.

The Prodigy was also scheduled to play Glastonbury in 2019, but have cancelled all future performances.

Howlett and fellow Prodigy member Maxim described Flint as “a brother and best friend”.

“A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed.”

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