— Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies aged 49
The Prodigy’s Keith Flint has died aged 49. The dance legend was found dead in his home in Dunmow, Essex, this morning.
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.’
An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman added: ‘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.’
Flint’s cause of death has not been officially confirmed; however, his bandmate and friend Liam Howlett has told fans Keith took his own life. The Prodigy have issued a statement, reading: ‘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.’
Meanwhile, music fans, DJs and friends have been paying tribute on social media.
Flint is best known as the vocalist of The Prodigy, who are credited as pioneers of the big beat genre that emerged in the 90s.