Metal and Rock Celebrities React to the Death of The Prodigy’s Keith Flint
As the music world mourns the death of The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint, who died by suicide over the weekend at the age of 49, tributes have been rolling in from some notable metal and rock musicians on social media. We’ll highlight those below, and you should feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments (be polite).
Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me):
I normally don’t listen to intense music in the morning, but today is different. RIP Keith Flint
— Tommy Rogers (@tommybtbam) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint, Prodigy were the soundtrack to my school days, you will be missed!
— Slugdge (@Slugdge) March 4, 2019
Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer):
— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) March 4, 2019
The Chemical Brothers:
so sad to hear about Keith Flint,we played many gigs with the prodigy over the years and they were always friendly and supportive.he was an amazing front man, a true original and he will be missed.tom&ed x
— The Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) March 4, 2019
Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!):
Trying hard today to pretend that I don’t feel really sad after hearing about the passings of both Keith Flint and Luke Perry.
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) March 4, 2019
Keith Flint. Respect. pic.twitter.com/YFKIjtFeYf
— Slipknot (@slipknot) March 4, 2019
Ben Weinman (Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan):
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I'm not going to pretend we were best friends. I'm not going to tell you how much of a legend this guy was (you all know that). I will say that I spent some time with the Prodigy. Keith bought me peanut M&M's and told me about his horses & how much peace they brought him. The last thing he ever said to me was please get a horse. I did. For those of you who think dealing with mental health issues is as simple as getting more exercise and just implementing more P.M.A. into your way of life, FUCK YOU! I've dealt with serious anxiety and depression that became chronic in 2014. It's a pain that does not go away without a life long commitment. There is no one way to deal with this affliction. I encourage all if you struggling to get help and never apologize if therapy and prescribed medications are part of what keep you on track. Also, if you want your life to change, than you have to do something different. For me, eating more M&M's and being around some rescue horses has become part of what keeps me grounded. If you are struggling, please please get help. My heart goes out to @theprodigyofficial and all of their extended family. ❤
Oli Sykes (Bring Me the Horizon):
R.I.P Keith flint, what devastating news :(
— Oliver Sykes (@olobersyko) March 5, 2019
Simone Simons (Epica):
Playing Serenade of Selfdestruction for Keith Flint tonight.
— Simone Simons (@SimoneSimons) March 4, 2019
Gene Simmons (Kiss):
Saddened by the passing of Keith Flint. My thoughts are with his loved ones.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) March 4, 2019
RIP the incomparable Keith Flint. A true icon in every way. Thank you for the inspiration, music and friendship.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 4, 2019
Our hearts go out to Keith Flint, his family, friends, and The Prodigy.
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) March 4, 2019
DJ Lethal (Limp Bizkit):
Damn man!!! Hate waking up to news like this. #rip #prodigy #keithflint. House of pain was on #xlrecordings in the #uk along with prodigy. We played a lot of show with them back in the… https://t.co/JSbenxDIFm
— DJ Lethal (@djlethal) March 4, 2019
Deeply saddened to hear of the death of Keith Flint. Our sincere condolences to his family, loved ones, bandmates and all Prodigy fans.
— Garbage (@garbage) March 4, 2019