Farewell, Firestarter: The Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint dead at 49

  • Music
  • Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019

Keith Flint of The Prodigy. Photo: Reuters

Keith Flint, The Prodigy frontman whose vocals helped push the British electronic group to the mainstream, has died. He was 49.

"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," the band wrote on Twitter Monday.

Bandmate Liam Howlett said his death was a suicide on Instagram.

Essex police told the BBC they were called to an address in Brook Hill, North for a welfare check.

It was there they discovered Flint's body. "The death is not being treated as suspicious," police said.

Setting KL ablaze: Prodigy’s Keith Flint (left) and Maxim Reality performing at the Renault F1 Pit Party at KL Tower in 2005. Photo: Filepic

Flint, known for his wild hair and distinct dance style, became a household name and the most recognisable face for the group.

His vocals were featured on hits such as Firestarter and Breathe, songs that helped bring the band to a global audience.

The group sold an estimated 30 million records worldwide in the 1990s. The Prodigy, first making a name for themselves in the underground British rave scene, became one of the biggest British bands in the '90s. – Tribune News Service

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