The Prodigy's front man Keith Flint found dead, age 49

Publish Date
Tuesday, 5 March 2019, 8:00AM
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British musician Keith Flint has passed away, he was 49.

The front man of the dance-electronic band The Prodigy was found dead at his Brook Hill home near London.

The sad news was confirmed by the group on Twitter in a statement:

"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."


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The Prodigy's co-founder Liam Howlett said that he is "shell shocked" by the news that Flint had taken his own life.

Taking to Instagram he wrote: "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, f****** angry, confused and heartbroken."

Police confirmed that the death was being treated as non-suspicious and that there would follow up with the coroner.

The Prodigy - who are known for their 1990s hit songs Firestarter, Smack My B**** Up, and Breathe - last performed in Auckland, New Zealand on February 5. They were set to perform at the Glastonbury music festival in June and were planning an American tour next month.

Keith leaves behind his wife Mayumi, who was touring Japan at the time of her husband's death.

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