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Prodigy Star Keith Flint Found Dead at Home Aged 49

British music legend dies unexpectedly

 on 4th March 2019 @ 11.42am
prodigy star keith flint   famous for hit 90s song firestarter   found dead © press
Prodigy star Keith Flint - famous for hit 90s song Firestarter - found dead

Keith Flint, the iconic frontman of the 1990s electronic band The Prodigy, has died aged 49 at his home.

Police were called to the singer's home in Dunmow, Essex at around 8 am this morning following what they called 'concerns for his welfare'.

Flint was found dead inside the property and police say they are not treating the death as suspicious.

The musician became one of the faces of Britpop in the 1990s when his energetic style and punk hairstyles made him one of the movement's most recognizable characters.

keith flint was one of the biggest stars of the 90s british music scene © press
Keith Flint was one of the biggest stars of the 90s British music scene

An Essex Police spokesperson 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."

keith flint  center  was the frontman in the iconic 1990s electronic band the prodigy © press
Keith Flint (center) was the frontman in the iconic 1990s electronic band The Prodigy

The local ambulance service said they also attended Flint's house after he was found unconscious, but he sadly passed away.

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said: "We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow.

"We sent an ambulance officer, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and one ambulance.

"Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene."

UPDATE: The Prodigy released a statement confirming the news, saying: “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.”

Liam Howlett, who formed the group in 1990, confirmed his death was a suicide.

“The news is true, I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I’m shell shocked, fuckin angry, confused and heart broken ..... r.i.p brother Liam.”

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