KEITH Flint, the British musician who sang on The Prodigy’s hits such as Firestarter and Breathe has died aged 49.
Flint became one of the best known faces of 1990s British electronic music, performing apparently random dance moves often with eccentric hair cuts.
“I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter,” he sang in the 1996 hit. “I’m the self inflicted, mind detonator, yeah.”
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.
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— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2019
Police were called to an address in Essex, eastern England, shortly after 8.10am on Monday.
“We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene,” a police spokesman said.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
RIP the incomparable Keith Flint. A true icon in every way. Thank you for the inspiration, music and friendship.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 4, 2019
said how thrilled he was for my success.
Keith, I only met you once, but I shed a tear at the news of your death. In our business, there are no prizes for being kind, but if there was, that Grammy would be yours.
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) March 4, 2019