Staring the week off with heartbreaking news as The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint was found dead at his home in Essex this morning from an apparent suicide. Flint was 49.
The band released a statement on Twitter confirming the news, saying: “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.”
“I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend," said bandmate Liam Howlett, who formed the group in 1990. "I’m shell shocked, fuckin angry, confused and heart broken ..... r.i.p brother Liam”.
Flint joined The Prodigy as a dancer, later becoming a frontman alongside rapper Maxim. He performed the vocals on the band’s best known singles, "Firestarter" and "Breathe," both No. 1 hits in 1996.
Please, if you or anyone you know is thinking about taking their own life, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.