Keith Flint, singer and founder member of British dance band The Prodigy, has died on the age of 49.
The musician – well-known for his sneering punk-style vocals and fluorescent spiked hair -- was discovered lifeless at his dwelling in Dunmow, Essex on Monday Mar. four police confirmed. The band’s surviving members, Liam Howlett, Maxim and Leeroy Thornhill and the group's administration had not commented on Flint's loss of life at press time.
The reason behind his loss of life is unknown. A spokesperson for Essex police stated they have been referred to as to an deal with in Brook Hill, North End, simply after eight a.m. GMT in response to “issues for the welfare of a person.”
“We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced lifeless on the scene. His subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable. The loss of life is just not being handled as suspicious and a file might be ready for the coroner,” stated the police.
The Prodigy shaped in Braintree, Essex within the early 1990s and hit No. three within the U.Okay. with their debut single “Charly.” A string of prime ten hits adopted, as did a chart-topping album (1994’s Music For The Jilted Generation), earlier than “Firestarter,” sung by Flint, gave the band its first U.Okay. No. 1 in 1996 and established them as international stars.
The Prodigy’s third album, The Fat Of The Land, topped the charts in 21 nations, together with the U.S., and has bought over 10 million copies up to now. The group’s most up-to-date album, No Tourists, was launched final fall and have become its seventh U.Okay. No. 1.
The Prodigy had been as a consequence of begin their first headline U.S. tour in a decade on May. three in Jacksonville, Florida, wrapping May 19 in Chicago.