- 04 Mar 19
The legendary Prodigy frontman, who played in Ireland as recently as September, was found dead in his home this morning.
Keith Flint, the singer with The Prodigy, was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, this morning, March 4.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am 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 Prodigy were one of the most successful British acts of recent decades. The band began recording and performing in 1990 and first scaled the heights when Music For The Jilted Generation, released in 1994, hit the No.1 spot. They remained a powerful force throughout the '90s, with The Fat of the Land – their third album – becoming a global No.1 hit. They went on to become one of the biggest electronic music groups in the UK and later being dubbed "the godfathers of rave". The band's singles 'Firestarter' and 'Breathe' became legendary big beat hits, both reaching Number 1 in the UK singles charts. The Prodigy had six Number 1 albums.
They remained successful throughout the '00s and '10s, releasing their last album, No Tourists, in 2016. They continued to be much-loved in Ireland, even headlining Sunday night at Electric Picnic in September 2018.