Covid denier killed himself after struggle with lockdown inquest hears

Covid denier, 47, who was fan of conspiracy theorist David Icke jumped to his death off cliff in Cornwall after struggling to cope with lockdown, inquest hears

  • Inquest heard Kevin Frost, 47, took his own life after he fell from cliffs in Cornwall
  • Family told coroner Kevin believed Covid ‘was all lies’ and was a fan of David Icke
  • Coroner ruled Kevin’s mental health suffered during the pandemic and lockdown
  • For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or go to 

A Covid-19 denier jumped to his death from high cliffs in Cornwall after his mental health became ‘exacerbated by the pandemic’, an inquest heard today.

Kevin Frost became withdrawn from his partner and family after losing both his parents in 2019 and 2020 as well as his beloved pet dog.

The coroner ruled that Mr Frost’s mental health had suffered during the pandemic and that it had been exacerbated by lockdown. 

The Truro inquest heard from family members that he was a follower of ex-footballer and conspiracy theorist David Icke and often researched conspiracy theories on the internet.

An inquest heard Covid-19 conspiracy theorist Kevin Frost took his life after mental health issues were exacerbated by lockdown. Pictured: Mawgan Porth beach near where Mr Frost fell

His family said that at one point he rushed in to say the coronavirus pandemic ‘was all lies’ and that he stopped working and travelled to the West Country.

Kevin, from Carlisle, was seen by eye witnesses sitting near the edge of steep cliffs between Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth in Cornwall one day in May this year.

He was still there 90 minutes later and some coastal path walkers became concerned and began calling the police.

Kevin, 47, then walked to the cliff edge, squatted down briefly, leaned forwards and fell of the cliff.

Truro Coroner’s Court (pictured) heard how Kevin walked to the cliff edge in Cornwall and leaned forwards until he fell off the cliff. The 47-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said at the time that police had attended alongside the Coastguard, a Coastguard helicopter and a lifeboat crew. 

The court heard Mr Frost suffered head, chest and spinal wounds and was declared dead at the scene.

The senior Cornwall corner Andrew Cox recorded a suicide conclusion.

He added that Mr Frost’s mental health had been exacerbated by the difficulties everyone has experienced in the pandemic and the limitations imposed on the public.

For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or go to 

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