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Keith Flint in the Iconic Video for The Prodigy's "Firestarter"

R.I.P. The Prodigy’s Keith Flint

Dance Music Legend Was 49

Mar 04, 2019 Keith Flint
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He was the firestarter, twisted firestarter. He was the face and voice of one of the biggest electronic music bands of the 1990s. But alas Keith Flint, frontman for The Prodigy, has now died at the relatively young age of 49. His band mate Liam Howlett confirmed on Instagram that Flint was found dead in his home in Essex, England after committing suicide over the weekend (although the authorities have yet to announce an official cause of death).

Howlett formed The Prodigy in 1990 and the core lineup included Flint, vocalist/MC Maxim Reality, and dancer/keyboardist Leeroy Thornhill. It was their third studio album, 1997’s The Fat of the Land, that made them massive and one of the biggest electronic artists of the era alongside the likes of The Chemical Brothers and Fat Boy Slim, and helped jumpstart the big beat sound. The album has sold 10 million copies worldwide, with 2.6 million of those in the U.S. (where it was #1 on the Billboard 200). Its singles “Firestarter” and “Breathe” were both #1 hits in their native England and were staples of MTV at the time. It took seven years for the band to release their next album, 2004’s Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, which was still a #1 album in the UK but was less successful in America. The band went on to release three more albums, including 2018’s No Tourists, and had plans to tour America this May. All of the band’s albums bar their first one (1992’s Experience) debuted at #1 on the British album charts. Flint also raced motorcycles.

The Prodigy issued this statement about Flint’s passing: “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.”

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March 4th 2019

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isabella dominic
March 5th 2019

Keith Flint is no more. He is found dead in his home. he is a legend for music and dance. The videos are different from all other current videos cable service providers . He is like to choose the same methods in all his albums.