RIP Keith Flint of The Prodigy. Another suicide.

Keith Flint, the scary-looking pierced tattooed singer/dancer with The Prodigy, was found dead–a suicide–at his home in Essex, England today (March 4). He was 49.

Police were called to a home just after 8:10 am local time. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Here’s what police had to say: “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, March 4. We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.”

Liam Howlett, the head man in the group, released this statement: “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.”

More on the story as it develops. You can read more here.

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7 thoughts on “RIP Keith Flint of The Prodigy. Another suicide.

  • March 4, 2019 at 9:37 am
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    “Respecting the privacy of all concerned” means don’t put “Another Suicide” in your headline …

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    • March 4, 2019 at 9:55 am
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      It’s a news story so the fact is relevant. And suicide is a terrible, terrible problem not just among musicians but society in general. We can’t skirt around the issue.

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  • March 4, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better. – unknown

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  • March 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    Sadly, Neil Young’s lyrics will forever ring true…
    “My, my
    Hey, hey
    Rock and Roll
    Is here to stay
    It’s better to burn out
    Than to fade away”…

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    • March 4, 2019 at 7:34 pm
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      They don’t ring true to me, but then again I like being alive.

      Reply

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