Loss of a legend

Written by on 05/03/2019

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from SBS news

A day after The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint was found dead in his Essex home, musicians have paid tribute to an “incredible pioneer” and a “beautiful man”.

The 49-year-old singer, known for his spikey hair and crazy performances, was found dead by Essex police on Monday after calls of concern for his welfare. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

“Sadly, a 49-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene,” Essex police said.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The touching tributes spoke about Flint’s ferocious on-stage persona that fell away behind the scenes, where he was described as “one of the nicest people”, fellow musician Dizzee Rascal wrote on Instagram.

“When it comes to the stage few people can carry a show like him and I’m proud to say I’ve seen it for myself. Iconic and a gentleman,” he wrote.

Founder of the band, Liam Howlett, confirmed the death late on Monday via The Prodigy’s official Instagram.

“The news is true, I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend,” he wrote.

Flint was behind the vocals on the electronic band’s best-known singles, Firestarter and Breathe, which both skyrocketed to number one on the charts in 1996 and catapulted the band to international fame.

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