Prodigy frontman Keith Flint dies aged 49
The Prodigy’s singer Keith Flint, best known for the song ‘Firestarter’, has been found dead at his home in England. The band has announced that the 49-year-old died by suicide.
The singer from Dunmow, Essex, was discovered by police, Monday morning, after an ambulance responded to reports of an man who was unconscious. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
“We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am on Monday,” said an Essex police spokesman in a statement.Also on rt.com Frontman Keith Flint took his own life - Prodigy confirm in 'shell shocked' post
"We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."
The Prodigy shot to fame for taking their underground rave sound into the mainstream with number 1 singles like ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Breathe’. The band became one of the UK’s most successful of the 1990s, racking up six number 1 albums throughout their career.
Flint was originally cast as a dancer in the group but was propelled into the spotlight after featuring his vocals on Firestarter. He soon became renowned for his unique hairstyles, heavy eyeliner and energetic live performances.
The band were due to start a tour across the US this summer, starting in Jacksonville, Florida, in May. Their latest album ‘No Tourists’ was released in November 2018.
Fans and fellow musicians have taken to Twitter to express their sadness at the untimely passing. Ed Simons of the electro group The Chemical Brothers responded to the news by recounting how “kind” Flint was when he started in the industry.
Oh gosh, so sad to hear about Keith Flint, he was always great fun to be around and very kind to Tom and I when we first started doing shows together..great man.— ed simons (@eddychemical) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. Dead sad and it weirdly hits harder cos he was such a big part of my/our youth pic.twitter.com/8i0McGku7x— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 4, 2019
Oh this is sad news. The death of Keith Flint. Whenever our paths crossed he was an absolute sweetheart. Really lovely. Incredible iconic frontman with a soft centre. 😓#RIPKeithFlint— Jo Whiley (@jowhiley) March 4, 2019
"At the end of the day, if people find me scary, fuck 'em."R.I.P Keith Flint :( pic.twitter.com/WohRtqvXBD— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) March 4, 2019
Lost for words...RIP Keith Flint 💔— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint 🙏🏼 A true dance music icon. #TheProdigy#Firestarterpic.twitter.com/kGUqdSONsd— Ed O’Neill (@EdTheHatter) March 4, 2019
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