Keith Flint, the voice behind some of the biggest electronic tunes of the 90s, has died at the age of 49. The Prodigy frontman was found dead at his home in Essex earlier today.
“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,” an Essex police spokesman confirmed.
“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.”
With his unique hairstyle and abrasive voice, Flint quickly became one of the most iconic music figures of 1990s UK
Joining The Prodigy back in 1990, Keith Flint was initially a dancer, but he soon became a frontman alongside rapper Maxim.
All of The Prodigy’s seven albums have reached Number 1 in the UK, but Keith Flint is perhaps best known as the voice behind hits like Firestarter, Smack My Bitch Up and Breathe.
The Prodigy had performed in Malta twice, to a sell-out crowd to both occasions
Following an explosive debut concert on the island in April 2010, the UK rave group returned four years later, bringing Ta’ Qali MFCC down on 9th August 2014.
Many local fans of the electronic music scene fondly remember the two performances as some of the best concerts Malta has ever seen, with multiple videos of the nights still surviving on YouTube.