Keith Flint The Prodigy

Frontman of The Prodigy, Keith Flint, has passed away at the age of 49 at his home in Essex, UK.

Early this morning, news surfaced that The Prodigy‘s frontman Keith Flint passed away over the weekend. Found dead at 49 his home in Dunmow, Essex, United Kingdom, in a public statement on their social media accounts, the band has stated that he took his own life.

“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 Prodigy

True pioneers of the electronic music scene, The Prodigy first rose to fame with hits like “Everybody in the Place” and “Voodoo People” but were propelled to even greater heights with Keith Flints’ vocals on “Firestarter” and “Breathe”. Released off Fat of The Land, the tracks along with “Smack My Bitch Up” gained them a global fanbase.

Since their breakout in 1997, The Prodigy released albums like Invaders Must Die and most recently No Tourists back in November of last year. They’ve also taken the stage at the world’s top festivals like Glastonbury and Ultra Music Festival. Keith was at the center of it all, wowing crowds with his high-energy performances that were accentuated by his fluorescent, spiked hair.

Many have begun to pay tribute to Keith’s legacy, with statements coming from artists such as Chase & Status, The Chemical Brothers, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, and more. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends as we all mourn his passing.

The Prodigy’s Official Statement on Twitter:

The London Underground has also paid tribute to Keith Flint:


If you’re struggling to cope with this news, please click this link to access the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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