The Prodigy Frontman Keith Flint Found Dead at 49 Years Old
Keith Flint, iconic vocalist of The Prodigy, was found dead at his home in Essex, England on Monday morning, March 4th. He was only 49 years old. Liam Howlett, the band’s keyboardist and main songwriter who formed the group in 1990, said on social media that Flint’s death was a suicide.
A spokesman for the Essex police confirmed that Flint had died, according to The Guardian:
“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.”
The official Twitter account for The Prodigy confirmed the death shortly after news got out:
“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.”
Howlett wrote on his personal Instagram:
“The news is true , I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend ,
I’m shell shocked , fuckin angry , confused and heart broken ….. r.i.p brother Liam #theprodigy”
The Prodigy first burst upon the international scene in 1996 with their explosive video for “Firestarter,” mixing a punk aesthetic with metal and electronic music. All seven of their albums except for their debut reached #1 on the charts in their native U.K.
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. pic.twitter.com/nQ3Ictjj7t
— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2019
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated The Fat of the Land was The Prodigy’s debut album.