Keith Flint's Funeral Turned into a Massive Rave by Prodigy Fans
Before the funeral service scheduled at St. Mary's in his hometown of Essex this morning, Flint's bandmates encouraged fans to "raise the roof" in Flint's honour.
Fans are invited to line the procession route, starting at 3pm in Braintree, Essex on Fri 29th March, to pay their final respects & 'raise the roof' for Keef!— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 23, 2019
If anyone wishes to lay flowers or tributes these should be sent to St Mary's church in Bocking, no later than 2pm Friday pic.twitter.com/cMTDv2jKi9
The service was closed to just family and friends, though speakers were set up to broadcast the service to supporters gathered outside.
The church service will just be for family and close friends, but there will be speakers relaying the ceremony outside the church for everyone to hear.— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 23, 2019
In addition to the closed-door ceremony, there was a procession outside the church, which fittingly turned into an outdoor daytime rave.
Keith Flint's coffin is carried to the church. Processional music: Aerials by System of a Down. One of his dogs walked ahead, bandmate Liam Howlett in group behind pic.twitter.com/831usA1ZsR— Sam Russell (@SamRussellPA) March 29, 2019
Ahead of Keef's funeral tomorrow, we would like to encourage fans to take public transport to the procession route where possible, as parking is limited, and to please be respectful of the local area and residents.— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 28, 2019
The procession will take place between 3pm and 4pm.
See footage from the impromptu, outdoor celebration of Flint down below.
Keith Flint's fans always said that his funeral would be a celebration, and this guy is the very proof of that 🙌🏻🙌🏻. pic.twitter.com/YfOJTgIXUP— NME (@NME) March 29, 2019
Want to know what Keith Flint meant to people? These are the scenes at his funeral in Braintree. pic.twitter.com/1xeTuRhLca— Alasdair Hooper (@adjhooper1992) March 29, 2019
People raving on the streets of Braintree in celebration of Keith Flint 🙏 pic.twitter.com/c4RIqc7wZ3— Mixmag (@Mixmag) March 29, 2019
As previously reported, Flint died by suicide on March 4. He was 49.