Keith Flint, lead singer of the iconic electronica band, The Prodigy was found dead in his home in Essex last night.
Bandmate Liam Howlett told fans on Instagram that the 49-year-old frontman took his own life over the weekend. The message is also displayed on their website.
An Essex police spokesman briefed the media on their findings:
"We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at 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."
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Flint's contributions to electronic music will never be forgotten. With him at the helm, The Prodigy would go on to become one of the biggest and most iconic electronic acts of all time. They are considered pioneers of the big beat genre, which dominated the 90's.
Since their conception in 1990, the band has amassed many number one chart placements, platinum records, and awards.
Last November, they released their album No Tourists, which debuted at number one in the UK.
H/T: DJ Mag