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Prodigy singer Keith Flint died from hanging, investigations reveal

An inquest into The Prodigy frontman's death has now been opened and adjourned for a full hearing by a coroner.

Prodigy singer Keith Flint died from hanging, investigations reveal

Keith Flint helped turn The Prodigy into one of the most influential groups to emerge from the underground rave scene. (Photo: AFP/Ed Jones)

The Prodigy singer Keith Flint died as a result of hanging, an inquest heard.

The musician, 49, was found dead at his home in North End, Essex, on Mar 4. Bandmate Liam Howlett had written earlier that Flint had "taken his own life" in a tribute post on social media.

Attendees at a hearing were told that a post-mortem carried out three days after his death found the provisional cause of death was hanging, while toxicology reports were awaited.

Essex's senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray adjourned the inquest until July 23 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."

Flint found fame with The Prodigy as a dancer in the 90s, with the band emerging from the underground rave scene and hitting the Top 10 with singles including Charly, Out Of Space, No Good (Start The Dance) and Poison.

But it was when Flint moved to become the main vocalist on tracks including Firestarter and Breathe, from third album The Fat Of The Land in 1997, that the band found success among mainstream audiences.

The band were due to tour the US and play Glastonbury Festival, but have now cancelled all of their shows.

Source: CNA/jv