The Prodigy Frontman Keith Flint Dies Aged 49

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"A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed."

Keith Flint, singer and frontman of British group The Prodigy, has been found dead in his home in Essex.

Aged 49, Flint's distinct vocals helped shape the success of the band with hits like 'Breathe', 'Firestarter' and 'Smack My B***h Up'. The tracks were iconic during the 90s and featuring in several hit films.

Keith's bandmates confirmed the news on Twitter writing:

"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."

A spokesperson for Essex Police has 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.”

Flint's wife, DJ Mayumi Kai, is believed to have been in Japan at the time of his death.

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Written By Ally Parker

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