Keith Flint dies at 49
Prodigy, one of the most famous electronic music groups of the UK, fell into mourning on the suicide news of its lead singer, Keith Flint. The singer was found dead at the age of 49, at his home at Sussex, England, as confirmed by the band.
His bandmate Liam Howlett announced by writing on Instagram that Flint died by suicide.
He declared the bandmates were heartbroken and confused. They were deeply saddened by his suicide and this was an extreme loss for all of them. They couldn’t believe that this has happened. He was an integral part of their band since inception.
The group became a well-known defining entity for the English music in electronic with distinctive styles of the colorful double mohawk, tattoos and animated, erratic performances along with vocals to match the dance tracks of “Firestarter” and “Breathe”.
The group became known by the vocals and personal style of Keith Flint and helped the group become a strong part of the rave scene in the 1990s in England along with pioneering the Big Beat genre of electronic music.
The band’s signature hit, “Firestarter,” was one of several famous British songs played at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
The group had announced a 2019 tour of festivals across South America and Europe and their last album, “No Tourists,” was released in November 2018.
The group collectively took to Twitter to announce in a separate statement Flint who was like a brother to them. They regarded him as a true pioneer innovator and legend. He was thanked by the bandmates and they requested for everyone to maintain the dignity and privacy of the family in this hour of grief. They had been working for more than two decades together.