The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint found dead aged 49
Keith Flint, the fiery frontman of British dance-electronic band The Prodigy, has been found dead at his home near London, the band said. He was 49.
Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett said in an Instagram post that Flint had taken his own life over the weekend.
“I’m shell shocked … confused and heart broken,” he wrote.
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. pic.twitter.com/nQ3Ictjj7t
— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2019
Flint’s final gig was in Auckland on February 5 as part of a tour of New Zealand and Australia. The band was planning to tour America next month.
Flint’s wife Mayumi – who is herself a DJ – is believed to have been on tour in her home country of Japan at the time of her husband’s death.
The Prodigy were also booked to appear at the Glastonbury music festival in June, which they had headlined in 1997 and 2009.
Flint was the stage persona of the band, whose 1990s hits “Firestarter” and “Breathe” were an incendiary fusion of techno, breakbeat and acid house music.
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