Keith Flint, lead singer of British rave-punk legends The Prodigy has died at age 49.
As reported by The Sun, the musician was found dead in his home at 8 am this morning after police were called to the property. An Essex Police spokesperson has told the press that the death is being treated as “nonsuspicious”
“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.”
A specific cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
The Prodigy – ‘Breathe’
The Prodigy last toured Australia in January of this year, in celebration of their seventh album, No Tourists.
Since the news has broken, tributes have poured out honouring the frontman’s legacy, with fans reflecting on the impact of the Prodigy and Flint’s artistry.
“It is impossible to exaggerate how huge, how ubiquitous, how absolutely fucking great The Prodigy were. And Keith Flint was an integral part of their success. What a fucking tune this was, for example,” said a fan on Twitter.
“RIP Keith Flint. One of my all-time favourite bands. A claim to fame back in the day was my husband playing alongside Flightcrank one night and Keith standing next to me,” said another.
Mad as if Keith flint has died;( what a career he had one of the best live bands I’ve seen. Rip you legend x
— Calum sefton (@calum_sefton) March 4, 2019
Absolutely fucking gutting. RIP Keith Flint. He was so creative, such a game changer. Truly gutted. pic.twitter.com/tL6uAH96IV
— ⚜⛓Elle Diablo⛓⚜ (@Mistress_Elle) March 4, 2019
Awful news about Keith Flint #TheProdigy ☹️ So very sad – taken far too young
— Sa-Ra (@gothpicsee) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. One of my all-time favourite bands. A claim to fame back in the day was my husband playing alongside Flightcrank one night and Keith standing next to me.
— #Terrierspirit (@BiniJoshiBarr) March 4, 2019
It is impossible to exaggerate how huge, how ubiquitous, how absolutely fucking great The Prodigy were. And Keith Flint was an integral part of their success. What a fucking tune this was, for example. https://t.co/toirl5Ac0M
— Ali Arikan (@aliarikan) March 4, 2019
The Prodigy first emerged in the British underground rave scene in the early 90s, going on to become one of the era’s most successful acts.
Seminal rave tracks like ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Breathe’ achieved the number one position on the UK singles charts, with the band achieving six number one albums on the UK album charts over their career.
Flint was an iconic figure in the music scene, known for his eclectic aesthetic and highly energetic performance style.