It might not seem like a long time ago at first glance, but in a year’s time, 2010 will have been a whole decade ago. A lot has changed since then, and the world has lost many of its musical icons. One of those is The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, an international staple of underground electronic music who had rocked the island twice in the early 10s.
Following The Prodigy’s first live performance in Malta back on 30th April 2010, a photo from the show uploaded onto Facebook by concert sponsors Vodafone had asked people to tag themselves in the crowd. The social media network was a very different animal back then, but this photo survived these last nine years… to resurface today following Keith Flint’s tragic death at 49 yesterday.
Soon enough, a number of new likes and comments came in on the nearly decade-old photo, with people thanking the energetic and eccentric frontman for all the memories.
After their explosive 2010 debut on the island, The Prodigy had performed another time in Malta, bringing Ta’ Qali’s MFCC down to a sold-out show 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.
The Prodigy frontman was found dead at his home in Essex on Monday morning
“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.”