Written by: Alex Green
Keith Flint, the fiery and wildly charismatic frontman of The Prodigy has died.
The London-born Flint was 49.
The musician was found at his Essex home after police were summoned to his residence. A representative from the Essex police force affirmed the news by saying: “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.”
He went on to say: “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.”
Early reports suggest attempts were made to resuscitate Flint, who was found unconscious. A spokesman for East of England Ambulance issued this statement: “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.”
While questions are swirling about Flint and why his welfare was in question in the first place, authorities have revealed his death is not being treated as suspicious and early reports suggest that the musician took his own life.
In an Instagram post, The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett confirmed: “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.”
Howlett and his bandmate Maxim Reality issued the following statement: “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.”
Flint had just come back from an Australian tour and was gearing up for a U.S. tour that was set to begin in May.
The Prodigy’s latest album is 2018’s No Tourists.