The Prodigy's Keith Flint Passes Away Age 49

4 March 2019 | 11:08 pm | Staff Writer

"A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed."

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The Prodigy's Keith Flint has passed away, age 49. 

As reported by the BBC, Flint was found dead in his Essex home on Monday morning. 

Police have released a statement saying that they were "called to concerns for the welfare of a man" at around 8am and that "a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene."

The cause of death is not yet confirmed but is not being treated as suspicious, however The Prodigy wrote in an Instagram post hours ago that Flint "took his own life".

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Flint's bandmates Liam Howlett and Maxim released another statement earlier via the group's Facebook page confirming the news.

"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," it reads. See the full post here.

The Prodigy formed in 1990 with Flint originally joining them on stage as a dancer. The band shifted from rave notoriety to stadium fame with Flint-led hits Breathe and Firestarter (both from 1997's Fat Of The Land album). 

The group were in Australia earlier this year for a tour in support of their recent No Tourists album, which saw them play arenas in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.