The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint Dead By Suicide at 49
The star, famous for hits with the band including Firestarter, Breathe and Out Of Space and known for his energetic performances, was found this morning at his home in Essex
The band said in a statement: “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.”
The cause of Flint’s death is not yet known.
An Essex Police spokeswoman 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 March 4.
“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 said: “We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow.
“Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene.”
Flint, who was always instantly recognisable for his spiked hair and unique style, was initially a dancer with the band before moving to sing on Firestarter and Breathe – the singles from their third album, The Fat Of The Land, which propelled them into the mainstream.
Both the singles and the album topped the charts, achieving multiplatinum sales.
Six of their seven albums reached number one, with their last, No Tourists, released in November last year, and they are estimated to have sold about 30 million records across the world.