Prodigy frontman Keith Flint was discovered hanging in his £1.5 million ($2 million) country mansion, an inquest heard Monday. Flint was found unresponsive in his home located in the village of Dunmow, Essex, U.K., on March 4.
Chelmsford Coroner's Court was told he had recently returned home after a tour in Australia. Flint's former band members thanked their fans and followers for their support after his untimely death. A 2-minute hearing took place this morning and informed about how Flint had died due to hanging. A toxicology report was being prepared.
According to the DailyMail, the coroner's assistant Lynsey Chaffe revealed to the court: "On March 4, 2019, Mr. Flint, a 49-year-old gentleman, was found unresponsive at his home. An ambulance was called paramedics arrived and found Mr. Flint had passed away. Police attended, all protocols were followed and the death was confirmed as non-suspicious. A post-mortem examination was carried out on March 6, 2019, at Broomfield Hospital by Doctor Lower who has given a provisional cause of death as hanging, which is under investigation whilst we are awaiting toxicology."
A full hearing is due to take place July 23 as senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray expressed her condolences to the band's manager and set the date. Flint's bandmate Liam Howlett was seen in North London yesterday, for the first time since his bandmate's passing. He had recently taken to Instagram to share, "The news is true, I can't believe I'm saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend."
"I'm shell shocked, f***ing angry, confused and heartbroken r.i.p brother," he continued. Flint was found dead in his home, which he shared with his estranged wife Mayumi Kai, by medics. He had fought a long and hard battle with alcohol, drugs, and depression. It was reported over the weekend, he had dated Faye Kelbie, a mother of three, in Essex. It emerged that he began dating Kelbie after splitting up with Kai many years ago.
According to The Sun, a source said: "Faye is absolutely devastated. For over two years, Keith was a huge part of her life and she adored him. They split up because she struggled with the amount of time he was touring. Faye just wishes she had known the extent of his unhappiness and mental health issues — she would have done all she could to help. But the feeling is that Keith made his mind up to end things weeks ago."
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