The Prodigy star Keith Flint died from hanging, inquest told

The Prodigy star Keith Flint died from hanging, inquest told

The Prodigy star Keith Flint died as the result of hanging, an inquest has heard.

The 49-year-old was found dead at his home in the Essex hamlet of North End on March 4.

Coroner's officer Lynsey Chaffe told a two-minute hearing in Chelmsford on Monday that Flint's provisional medical cause of death is hanging.

She said: "Police attended, all protocols were followed and his death was confirmed as not suspicious."

A post-mortem examination was carried out at Broomfield Hospital on March 7 and the provisional medical cause of death was recorded as hanging.

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 July 23 for a full hearing.

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Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint performs during the Oxegen Festival 2008 at the Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint performs during the Oxegen Festival 2008 at the Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint performs during the Oxegen Festival 2008 at the Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Keith Flint, lead singer of The Prodigy, performs at the V97 concert at Temple Newsham, Leeds last night (Saturday). Photo Owen Humphreys/PA. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
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DONINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 7: Vocalist Keith Flint of English dance rock group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Download Festival on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Will Ireland/Prog Magazine/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
DONINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 7: Vocalist Keith Flint of English dance rock group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Download Festival on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Will Ireland/Prog Magazine/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
DONINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 7: Vocalist Keith Flint of English dance rock group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Download Festival on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Will Ireland/Classic Rock Magazine/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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Vocalist Keith Flint of Prodigy performs live at HP Pavilion on February 22, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Keith Flint, vocalist with The Prodigy performs on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2009 near Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Keith Flint, vocalist with The Prodigy performs on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2009 near Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Keith Flint, vocalist with The Prodigy performs on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2009 near Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 17: Keith Flint of English dance group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Wembley Arena in London, on April 17, 2009. (Photo by Will Ireland/Rhythm Magazine via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 17: Keith Flint of English dance group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Wembley Arena in London, on April 17, 2009. (Photo by Will Ireland/Rhythm Magazine via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 17: Keith Flint of English dance group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Wembley Arena in London, on April 17, 2009. (Photo by Will Ireland/Rhythm Magazine via Getty Images)
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Dortmund, GERMANY: British singer Keith Flint of techno group The Prodigy performs during a concert of the 'Mayday' techno festival, in the night from 30 April to 01 May 2006 in the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, during the 15th edition of the event, in which thousands of fans took part. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Flint's bandmate Liam Howlett said in an earlier Instagram post that Flint "took his own life".

The singer rose to fame in the Brit Award-winning electronic band in the 1990s and was known for hits including Firestarter and Breathe.

They released their latest album No Tourists in November, their seventh consecutive number one record.

He was described in a statement by Howlett and fellow bandmate Maxim as "a true pioneer, innovator and legend".

They said Flint was their "brother and best friend" and "he will be forever missed".

He had participated in the 5k Chelmsford Central parkrun on March 2, posting a personal best time of 21.22.

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