Keith Flint’s death may not have been a suicide, coroner shares
Flint was found dead in his Essex home March 4. At the time, it was being reported as an apparent suicide due to the nature of his untimely passing.
Essex Senior Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray says there isn’t enough evidence to deem the death a suicide, saying we will “never quite know” the details of Flint’s passing.
“I’ve considered suicide,” Beasley-Murray says. “To record that, 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. Having regard to all the circumstances, I don’t find that there’s enough evidence for that.”
Flint’s bandmates shared a message on Twitter to fans and anyone else struggling with mental health issues, urging them to seek help if needed.“It has been a tough time for everyone over the last few weeks since Keef's passing. If you are struggling with depression, addiction or the impact of suicide, please do not suffer in silence. The Prodigy fully support the campaign to improve mental health for all... (1/2),” the tweet reads.
The band also shared resources for those dealing with mental illness in the United Kingdom.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, there is help to be found. Please consider these online resources and talk to your regular doctor about your symptoms:
MentalHealth.gov – Get Immediate Help
ImAlive – Online Crisis Network
International Association For Suicide Prevention – Resources
The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America
The National Alliance On Mental Illness
American Psychiatric Association – Finding Help
National Institute Of Mental Health
American Psychological Association – Psychologist locator
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