Keith Flint

BREAKING: The Prodigy singer Keith Flint has died aged 49

His death isn't being treated as suspicious

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The Prodigy’s Keith Flint has died at his home in Essex.

The Firestarter singer passed away earlier today, aged 49.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, although police remain at his property in Dunmow.

Keith Flint
Keith was due to start a US tour in May (Credit: John McGowan /

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According to a report in The Sun, a spokesperson for Essex Police said: “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at just after 8.10am on Monday.

“We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.”

They added: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Keith Flint
Keith’s performance in the Firestarter video made him a British icon (Credit: The Prodigy YouTube)

East of England Ambulance Service was called to the scene at 8:08am along with Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, but tragically Keith could not be saved.

The Prodigy rose to fame in the early 1990s to become of Britain’s biggest bands.

Having emerged from the underground rave scene, they went straight to number one in the UK singles charts with the iconic Firestarter and Breathe, both in 1996.

All six albums since their first, 1992’s Experience, have reached number one in the UK Albums chart – from their breakout release Music for the Jilted Generation in 1994 to their latest, No Tourists, which dropped last year.

Keith Flint
Keith was known for his energetic performances on stage and screen (Credit: The Prodigy YouTube)

Keith was born in East London and moved as a child to Braintree in Essex, where he met The Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett.

Though he was originally a dancer for the band, Keith was called in to sing for the hit single Firestarter.

His energetic performance dancing in a disused railway tunnel in the video – paired with his distinctive spiky hair and dark eye makeup – propelled him into the limelight.

In the ’90s he dated TV presenter Gail Porter, but they split in 2000 and he later married Mayumi Kai, a Japanese DJ.

Keith Flint
The Prodigy have had six UK No1 albums (Credit: John McGowan /

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Flint had just recently returned home from a tour of Australia. He was due to start touring the US in May.

In September, Keith surprised fans at a pub in Tinahely, near Dublin, by appearing behind the bar and pulling pints of Guinness.

He was in the area for a friend’s wedding and decided to stop in for a quick drink.

Keith was a pub landlord himself, as he owned The Leather Bottle pub in Pleshey, Essex.

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