PublishedMon, Mar 4, 2019, 11:30
- He was found in his UK home by Essex police this morning.
Keith Flint, vocalist for The Prodigy, has died.
Flint was found in his North End home after 8 AM by police, The Sun reports. The death is not being treated as suspicious. He was aged 49.
A spokesman for Essex police said, "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8:10 AM 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."
The Prodigy has shared statements on their social media accounts. "It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint," they write on Facebook. "A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time."
Flint met Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett in 1989, and was originally a dancer for the iconic rave act. He became the English group's vocalist in 1996 with the hit singles "Firestarter" and "Breathe" before going on to contribute to further recordings and tour with the band.
Listen to "Firestarter."
We'll continue to update this story as it develops.
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