Its a very sad time for music lovers across the world. Keith Flint, the voice of legendary electronic group The Prodigy has sadly passed away over the weekend at the age of 49.
Remaining Prodigy members Liam Howlett and Maxim released a joint statement about their fallen bandmate;
“It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint,” they said in a statement.
“A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
Born Keith Charles Flint on September 17, 1969 in East London, he moved to east of the city to Braintree, Essex as a child, where he met co-founder Liam Howlett at a nightclub.
The Prodigy was formed in the early 1990s, with Howlett as producer and Flint originally employed as a dancer before becoming singer and the onstage focal point. The band sold 30 million records, helping to take rave music from an insular community of partygoers to an international audience. They had seven No. 1 albums in Britain, including Firestarter and Breathe in 1996 and most recently with No Tourists in 2018.
The Prodigy made a massive impact on the whole music industry but especially the electronic scene. I’m blessed to say I saw them live a few years back and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.
R.I.P Keith Flint, a true musical legend. Gone but never forgotten. You’ll always be a Firestarter.