Unfortunately, Keith Flint commited suicide over the weekend.
According to Instagram theprodigyofficial announcement:
“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”
Update from The Prodigy on social media:
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.
The popular ‘Firestarter’ singer has reportedly died at the age of 49, writes The Guardian. Keith Flint was found dead in his home Monday, according to a police spokesperson:
“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.”
Unfortunately, when they got there, the “49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The spokesperson added that they had informed his next of kin, adding that his death is not “being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Iconic Musical Figure
The music and also their presence on scene made The Prodigy a popular band in the UK and around the world. Keith Flint joined the group in 1990 first as a dancer and then as a frontman with rapper Maxim. Their debut was back in 1992, and their next seven albums were No 1 in the UK. Flint’s vocals were popular in Firestarter and Breathe, which were hits, inspiring the breakdance music in the US.
It is a sad day for many fans, and many celebrities and friends have so far paid their respects:
“The most innovative, fearless, ballsy bands to grace a stage and Keith was perfection up front. We have lost a Titan.” – wrote Chemical Brothers’ Ed Simons.
“Very sorry to hear of the passing of Keith Flint. Good night mate. Take it easy.” – added Jason Williamson, the frontman of Sleaford Mods.
We will be back with more details soon.
Jeff Wilkinson is a Senior Politics Reporter at Debate Report covering provincial and national politics, . Before joining Debate Report, Jeff worked on several provincial campaigns including Jack Layton. Jeff has worked as a freelance journalist in Toronto, having been published by over 20 outlets including CBC, the Center for Media and VICE.com.