The Prodigy’s Keith Flint Found Dead at 49
The iconic frontman was found on Monday morning.
The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint has taken his own life, aged just 49.
Flint, after joining founder Liam Howlett and the band as a dancer, went onto become one of music’s most iconic frontmen with his spiky hair and ghoulish makeup. He became vocalist in 1996, singing on the band’s two number one singles, “Breathe” and “Firestarter.” Essex Police found him dead in his home early Monday morning.
“It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother Keith Flint who sadly took his own life over the weekend,” the band’s website said. “We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.“
Flint’s battles with drink, drugs, and depression were well documented and he’s the latest in a string of high profile stars to take their own lives. His suicide once again highlights the enduring issues with mental health in the music industry.