Keith Flint, Prodigy front man, dead at 49

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  1. Calliers

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    Keith Flint, the frontman of pioneering British electronic group The Prodigy, has been found dead at his home aged 49, the band has confirmed.

    Flint's distinctive appearance, vocals and dancing made him one of the most recognizable figures on the British electronic scene, with hits including "Firestarter" and "Breathe" propelling the group to commercial success throughout Europe and the United States.

    His bandmate Liam Howlett wrote on Instagram that Flint died by suicide.

    "The news is true, I can't believe I'm saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend," Howlett wrote on the group's official Instagram profile. "I'm shell shocked, f****n angry , confused and heart broken," he added.

    Police had earlier confirmed that a 49-year-old man was found unresponsive at his house in Essex, England, on Monday morning. His next of kin have been informed and the death is not being treated as suspicious, the police statement added.
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    R.I.P. :(
     
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    I am saddened by this. Awesome energy, even if that's usually not my preferred genre.

    People in my city are particularly attached to Prodigy. After Yugoslavia broke up and we were put under UN sanctions for several years, they were the first foreign band to perform here in 1995. "Everyone" showed up (I was a bit too young), it was such a big deal that someone decided to visit that they were, I think, given the Keys to the City. The concert had gone so well, in the end they decided to perform "Breathe" for the first time ever (around a year before it was released as a single).

    EDIT: I remember a girl in my elementary school causing a minor scandal when she cut her hair like he did and showed up with the "horns".
     
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    What a shame.
    I like their music.
    I was never attached to them, but I always liked their work.
    Poor soul. Who knows how much he was suffering in his own way.
     
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