KEITH FLINT, Prodigy’s leader & vocalist, dies aged 49

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The Singer was found dead at his home in Essex, this morning! His bandmate Liam Howlett has told fans Keith took his own life.

The Prodigy’s Keith Flint has died aged 49. The dance legend was found dead in his home in Dunmow, Essex, this morning. Flint’s cause of death has not been officially confirmed; however, his bandmate and friend Liam Howlett has told fans Keith took his own life.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: ‘We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, 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,’ according to metro.co.uk.

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman added: ‘We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow. ‘We sent an ambulance officer, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and one ambulance. Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene.’

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.”

Keith Charles Flint  was an English singer, musician and dancer, best known as a vocalist and dancer for the electronic music band The Prodigy. Flint performed vocals on both of The Prodigy’s UK number one singles – “Firestarter” and “Breathe” – which were released in 1996. He was also the lead singer of his own band Flint. More recently he had success as a motorcycle race team owner and manager – with his Team Traction Control winning three Isle of Man TT races in 2015 and competing in the British Supersport Championship running Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycles. He rode 1,500 miles from England to southern Spain to attend the 2007 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix, and also raced in club competitions. He is known to have ridden with Lee Thompson of the band Madness. He had his own motorcycle team, Team Traction Control, which competed in the British Supersport Championship as part of the British Superbike Championship package. In 2015 Team Traction Control machines won two Isle of Man TT races, ridden by Ian Hutchinson.

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