Keith Flint has died aged 49 (Picture: Rex) The Prodigy’s Keith Flint has died aged 49. The dance legend was found dead in his home in Dunmow, Essex, this morning. An Essex Police spokesperson said: ‘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 ‘We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. ‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’ An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman added: ‘We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow. ‘We sent an ambulance officer, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and one ambulance. Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene.’ The Prodigy have issued a statement, reading: ‘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.’ Meanwhile, music fans, DJs have been paying tribute on social media. Flint is best known as the vocalist of The Prodigy, who are credited as pioneers of the big beat genre that emerged in the 90s. Keith rose to fame in the 90s with The Prodigy (Picture: Mick Hutson/Redferns) In 1996, they gained worldwide acclaim with their signature track Firestarter, which Flint appeared in the video for with a wild haircut. He also provided vocals on the track Breathe. The Prodigy’s most recent album – also featuring original members Liam Howlett and Maxim Reality – No Tourists was released in November 2018. Need Some1, the lead track from the album, premiered on Radio 1 in July, while We Live Forever – on which Flint’s final vocals can be heard – was released in October. They were set to headline London’s SW4 festival, which takes place on Clapham Common on 24 and 25 August. Flint’s last performance with The Prodigy was on 5 February, when the dance act played at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. In recent years, Keith enjoyed success as the owner and manager of motorcycle racing team Team Traction Control, with the team winning three Isle of Man TT races in 2015.

 

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