The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett has released a statement via the band’s social media confirming that Keith Flint died by suicide.
The iconic singer and performer with the legendary rave trio was found dead this morning (4th March) at his home in Essex. He was 49.
“The news is true,” Howlett wrote on Instagram. “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.”
"A true pioneer innovator and legend," he added on Facebook. "He will be forever missed."
As reported this morning, an Essex Police spokesperson said: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at 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."
Since news broke of Flint’s death, tributes have been coming from every corner of the global music community with the likes of The Black Madonna, Chase & Status and Daniel Avery sharing fond memories of discovering The Prodigy.
In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.