The passing of "a true pioneer, innovator and a legend" brings to an end a three-decade career as the on-stage leader of one the UK's most successful dance music acts
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Flint, the UK rave legends' longtime frontman, was found dead at his home in rural Essex on the morning of 4 March
By IQ on 04 Mar 2019
Update: In a statement posted to Instagram just after noon, Liam Howlett reveals Flint took his own life.
“I’m shell-shocked, fucking angry, confused and heartbroken,” he writes. “RIP, brother Liam.”
Keith Flint, frontman for the Prodigy, has died aged 49.
Flint – who became the face of the British electronic music pioneers during their ’90s heyday, and sung on both of the band’s number-one singles, 1996’s ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Breathe’ – was found at his home in Dunmow, Essex, at around 8am this morning (4 March), according to Essex Police. The 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, [Dunmow], just after 8.10am on Monday, March 4,” an Essex Police spokesperson tells the NME. “We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.”
Flint had recently returned from a Prodigy tour of Australia with bandmates Liam Howlett and Maxim. A US tour is due to begin in May, following festival dates at Estereo in Bogota and Snowbombing in Austria.