The Prodigy's Keith Flint has died, aged 49.
News broke this morning (4th March) that the legendary singer and performer with iconic rave trio The Prodigy had been found dead at his home in Essex. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
An Essex Police spokesperson said: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at 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."
Flint originally joined Liam Howlett in The Prodigy in 1990, initially as a dancer. Later, in 1996, he would perform vocals on one of the trio's most iconic tracks 'Firestarter'. Flint would go on to become an unmistakeable figure in the UK rave sphere and beyond, alongside Maxim, bringing a vicious and raw vocal flare to legendary tracks like 'Breathe' and 'Baby's Got A Temper'. In a live setting, Flint became known for his electric performance style and appearance.
2018 saw The Prodigy release their seventh album 'No Tourists'.
Since news broke of Flint’s death, tributes have been coming from every corner of the global music community with the likes of The Black Madonna, Chase & Status and Daniel Avery sharing fond memories of discovering The Prodigy.
The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett has released a statement via the band’s social media saying that Keith Flint died by suicide.
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