Keith Flint, the frontman of the world-renowned UK band the Prodigy, was found dead in his house, an Essex Police spokesman stated. According to him, law enforcement is not treating the incident as suspicious.
"We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed", the spokesman said, commenting on the death.
Shortly after, the band announced in their Instagram account that Flint committed suicide. This information is yet to be confirmed by authorities.
The singer was an outstanding figure in the British music scene, with a very distinctive style both in performance and appearance. He was originally a dancer for the band but performed the vocals on the Firestarter single that took the group to the top of the music charts.
In one of his interviews, Keith admitted that his depression, heavy use of drugs and alcohol had put the band in jeopardy.
Soon after the news about his death emerged, numerous social media users reacted, stressing how much Flint had influenced them.
RIP Keith, fucking inspirational to me more than anyone will ever know. Sad times x pic.twitter.com/HuAzXNGqji— Ben Nicky (@bennicky) March 4, 2019
— Darren Levin (@darren_levin) March 4, 2019
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At the same time, some mentioned his powerful performances.
The firestarter's fire is no more:(… RIP Keith https://t.co/GVPJeJcSDJ
— Matt Taylor (@mggtTaylor) March 4, 2019
— Michael Rossell (@DroogJanus) March 4, 2019