The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint was found dead this morning in Essex, England. He was 49. Flint’s longtime bandmate Liam Howlett shared the news on Instagram: “I’m shell shocked , fuckin angry , confused and heart broken ….. r.i.p brother.” Many other musicians, journalists, and fans were quick to echo Howlett’s statement on social media, sharing photos and memories in tribute to the late Flint.
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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 ….. r.i.p brother Liam #theprodigy
RIP Keith Flint. https://t.co/cXU89JHU85
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 4, 2019
— Bill Kouligas (@bill_kouligas) March 4, 2019
seeing keith flint in the firestarter video when I was 10 years old was the single moment that turned me on to a lifetime of raving. thank you and rest in peace.
— Kornél Kovács (@KornelKovacs) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. I damn near burned a hole through The Prodigy Experience in 92 when there wasn’t a lot of accessible dance music in Kentucky. It was a huge deal for me. I can’t overstate it. I’m very grateful to have had proof that this world I wanted so badly actually existed.
— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) March 4, 2019
Keith Flint kept a swearbox above the fire in the pub he used to own (The Leather Bottle in Pleshey, Essex). Whenever he put the logs and kindling in and someone piped up with the obvious joke, he’d point to it and charge them a quid. RIP. pic.twitter.com/lEYZPXfrFj
— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) March 4, 2019
The Prodigy – Charly (Official Video) https://t.co/nwQpT74oWQ
Kind of where it all started for me and many others
Rip Keith flint
— ZOMBY ® (@ZombyMusic) March 4, 2019
very sad to hear about Keith Flint.. the Prodigy was some of the first music I ever got obsessed with as a teenager. RIP x
— Nathan Fake (@nathanfake) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. Very sad to hear the news that he’s passed away. I wouldn’t do what I do without him and The Prodigy in my life. A huge inspiration to me and many others 😔 pic.twitter.com/gXb8cHJGbW
— Friction (@friction) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith. Burn bright up there. X
— Paul Arthurs. (@BoneheadsPage) March 4, 2019