The Prodigy Frontman Keith Flint Dead at 49

The Prodigy Frontman Keith Flint Dead at 49
Photo: Rick Clifford
Keith Flint (right) performs in Toronto in 2015
Keith Flint, frontman of U.K. electronic group the Prodigy, has died of a suspected suicide. He was 49.
 
According to reports, Flint was found dead in his home in Essex this morning. A spokesman for the local police department said that his body was discovered while performing a wellness check, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.
 
Flint's Prodigy bandmates Liam Howlett and Maxim Reality confirmed the news in a joint statement, which reads:
 
Howlett made an additional statement via Instagram, saying, "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 formed the Prodigy in 1990 with Flint, Maxim, Leeroy Thornhill and Sharky. Initially, Flint was brought on as a dancer, but later became the band's lead vocalist.
 
The Prodigy's most recent album, No Tourists, arrived just last fall. The group were slated to embark on U.S. and European tours this spring and summer.
 
See some of the messages of sympathy from the Prodigy's peers and fans below.