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Coroner: There’s ‘Not Enough Evidence’ to Rule Prodigy Singer’s Death a Suicide

  • Less than a day after the surviving members of Prodigy issued a warning about suicide, a medical examiner has determined there isn’t enough evidence to conclude lead singer Keith Flint took his own life.
  • The surprising ruling was revealed Wednesday by Essex Senior Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray. She said even though the 49-year-old frontman appeared to have hanged himself, a mixture of cocaine, codeine and alcohol in his system casts doubt on whether he intentionally tried to end his own life. “To record 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 said. “Having regard to all the circumstances, I don’t find that there’s enough evidence for that.”
  • Flint was found hanging in his North End, Essex home on March 4th. His bandmates took to Instagram late Tuesday to urge people who are depressed, “please do not suffer in silence.”
  • Does the medical examiner’s ruling make sense? Do you think the drugs and alcohol played a bigger role in Flint’s death than his depression did?
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