The Prodigy released a statement confirming the news, saying: “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. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
Liam Howlett, who formed the group in 1990, confirmed his death was a suicide. “The news is true, I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m shell shocked, fuckin angry, confused and heart broken ….. R.I.P brother Liam”.
Flint, who joined the Prodigy as a dancer (later becoming a frontman alongside rapper Maxim), fast became one of the UK’s most iconic punk musical figures in the 1990s. He performed the vocals on the Prodigy’s best known singles, Firestarter and Breathe, which both went to No 1 in 1996.
Hi death is a great to loss to many.
Drum’n’bass producer Friction said: “I wouldn’t do what I do without him and the Prodigy in my life.” Ed Simons of dance duo the Chemical Brothers, called him a “great man” in his tribute to the former singer. Beverley Knight said the Prodigy were one of “the most innovative, fearless, ballsy bands to grace a stage…”