The Prodigy’s vocalist and frontman, Keith Flint, has died.
The 49 year old was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex this morning. In a statement, Essex police said: “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, March 4. 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.”
Keith was the outrageous face of rave band The Prodigy and sang on number one singles ‘Breathe’ and, most famously, ‘Firestarter’.
Liam Howlett has said on The Prodigy’s Instagram that Keith Flint took his own life:
The music world has reacted with shock to the news and tributes are pouring in:
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
Can remember having this stuck on my school book as a kid. RIP Keith Flint 😟 pic.twitter.com/B4oAEMZFeJ
— Murlo (@DJMURLO) March 4, 2019
FUCK FUCK FUCK #RIPKeithFlint
— Mоdeselektor (@modeselektor) March 4, 2019
The Prodigy were the first band I ever saw. Literally life-changing. RIP big man pic.twitter.com/c0otQGVbk6
— Daniel Avery (@danielmarkavery) March 4, 2019
i did a few shows with The Prodigy last year and took my sister (who was pregnant at the time) along as we are both super fans. We where really nervous sitting side of stage but Keith came straight over to my sister and asked her how she was etc and was so lovely. ❤️
— Melé (@ukmele) March 4, 2019
The Prodigy introduced me to dance music in the UK. Without them, I would never have got into Jungle. Without Jungle, I wouldn’t have got into Garage. Garage led to Grime. 🙏🏽 #RIPKeithFlint
— Grime Kids OUT NOW (@DJTarget) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. I damn near burned a hole through The Prodigy Experience in 92 when there wasn't a lot of accessible dance music in Kentucky. It was a huge deal for me. I can't overstate it. I'm very grateful to have had proof that this world I wanted so badly actually existed.
— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) March 4, 2019
One of the truest and most original people in British music pic.twitter.com/saB0eJn8Fh
— Matt Wilkinson (@w1lko) March 4, 2019
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Today was going so well kmt. I remember when this video came out and I thought fuck this guy is a lunatic! Then I opened up for the @theprodigyofficial in 2009 at Wembley and he was was one of the nicest people I’ve met and always was every time I met him, the whole band were. When it comes to the stage few people can carry a show like him I’m proud to say I’ve seen it for myself. Iconic and a gentleman Rest in peace @keithflintofficial 🤘🏾
devastated keith flint is gone. not just a great performer.
he had total integrity & an incredible sense of humour.
one of the sweetest people I’ve ever worked with.
what a beautiful energy. what a gentleman. privileged to have known him. miss u keith
— Richard Russell (@loppylugsOG) March 4, 2019