The Prodigy have been in the studio working on new music. This will be the band’s first new material since the tragic death of frontman Keith Flint.
According to BBC, The Prodigy’s Keith Flint had unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol, and codeine in his system when he passed away. The singer died on March 4 as a result hanging, but Senior Coroner for Essex, Caroline Beasley-Murray has since concluded that there was not enough evidence to officially rule it as a suicide or an accident.
Beasley-Murray said the following:
“We will never quite know what was going on in his mind on that date.
I’ve considered suicide. 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.”
The coroner also added that there was not enough evidence to record Flint’s death as an accident where he may have been “larking around and it all went horribly wrong.”
This news comes after The Prodigy recently shared a message regarding mental health:
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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 and give it the respect it deserves. For professional advice in the UK please visit www.mind.org.uk, www.thecalmzone.net, www.samaritans.org For local services around the world, please seek help here: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html
In unsurprising news, The Prodigy have decided to cancel all their shows in the wake of Keith Flint’s tragic death. The band said the following:
“Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect.
The Prodigy’s Keith Flint has sadly passed away at the age of 49. His death was the result of an apparent suicide.
The band commented:
“It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
Liam Howlett also issued his own statement:
“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 #theprodigy”