Updated: Keith Flint from The Prodigy has Died.
The Prodigy star Keith Flint has died, aged 49.
The iconic singer from the band, from Dunmow, Essex, was found dead at his home today. Police remain at the property this morning. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Keith has been such a huge part of a whole generation growing up musically. So many memories of hearing The Prodigy throughout our youth – which was optimised with the release of ‘Firestarter’.
Liam has posted on instagram saying “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”
An Essex Police spokesman 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. 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 group had recently returned from a tour of Australia. It was due to play dates in Colombia and Austria in April before the U.S. tour scheduled to commence in May, including two dates at New York’s Terminal 5. It has a roster of other dates at European festivals due this summer, including Spain’s Doctor Music Festival and the South West Four event in Clapham, London.
Earlier the band tweeted: “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.”