The Prodigy's Keith Flint cause of death confirmed

11 March 2019, 11:09 | Updated: 11 March 2019, 11:11

The Prodigy's Keith Flint in 2015
The Prodigy's Keith Flint in 2015. Picture: Chris Putnam / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

According to reports, an inquest has heard how the late Prodigy frontman died in a "provisional medical cause of death".

The "provisional medical" cause of death of The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint has been confirmed.

Last week it was reported that the Firestarter singer was found dead, aged just 49 at his home in Dunmow, Essex on 4 March.

Now, according to PA, an inquest has heard that the iconic frontman died as a result of hanging.

In a two-minute hearing in Chelmsford on Monday, Coroner's officer Lynsey Chaffe revealed that Flint's provisional medical cause of death is hanging, saying: "Police attended, all protocols were followed and his death was confirmed as not suspicious."

Ms Chaffe said this remains under investigation while toxicology reports are awaited.

Senior coroner for Essex Caroline Beasley-Murray opened and adjourned the inquest until 23 July for a full hearing.

READ MORE: See the tributes to The Prodigy's Keith Flint here

Flint's prodigy bandmate Liam Howlett told fans last week the singer had died of suicide, telling fans on Twitter: "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 , fuckin angry , confused and heart broken ..... r.i.p brother Liam".

The band - who are now comprised of Howlett and Maxim have since taken to social media thanking fans for their love and support during this difficult time.

Sharing a graffiti image of the icon, Howlett wrote: "Thankyou people for all the tributes , they have really touched us and kept us going this week ,, This one is @ellwoodleo , brick lane London Town Massive respect Liam H #theprodigy"

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