Prodigy frontman Keith Flint found dead in apparent suicide at his Essex home at age 49
Paramedics who arrived at the scene did their best to revive him but Keith Flint was pronounced dead at his home
The iconic frontman of electronic music band The Prodigy, Keith Flint, was found dead in his home at the age of 49 with bandmates confirming he took his own life. It has been reported that the 'Omen' singer was first discovered unconscious at his house which is near Dunmow, Essex.
Flint was found dead at around 8 am this morning after authorities received a call which they described as "concerns for his welfare". When paramedics arrived on the scene, they did their best to revive him but he was pronounced dead. Police say that they are not treating the death as suspicious and do not believe that there was any foul play involved.
His bandmates, however, in their official Instagram account, shared that they are deeply saddened by the loss of their brother Keith, "who took his own life over the weekend."
Flint became one of the faces of Britpop during the 1990s with his eccentric dance style and crazy haircuts.
His bizarre style made him one of the most recognized members of the Britpop movement. Keith's band The Prodigy is best known for tracks 'Firestarter', 'Breathe' and 'Smack My B**** Up'. According to an Essex Police spokesperson, "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10 am 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 spokesperson continued.
The local ambulance service also added that they arrived at Flint's house but paramedics could not save him. A spokeswoman for the East of England ambulance shared, "We were called at 8.08 am 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," she continued. The music industry has reacted in shock with regards to his untimely death and many took to social media to share their tributes.
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.— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2019
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Ed Simons from The Chemical Brothers took to Twitter to share, "Oh gosh, so sad to hear about Keith Flint, he was always great fun to be around and very kind to Tom and I when we first started doing shows together.. great man."
Radio broadcaster Jo Whiley shared, "Oh this is sad news. The death of Keith Flint. Whenever our paths crossed he was an absolute sweetheart. Really lovely. Incredible iconic frontman with a soft centre. #RIPKeithFlint." "I just heard, and I am heartbroken. Once the most innovative, fearless, ballsy bands to grace a stage and Keith was perfection up front. We have lost a Titan. #KeithFlint #Prodigy," singer Beverley Knight shared.