The Prodigy's Keith Flint found dead at Dunmow home

PUBLISHED: 11:53 04 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:21 05 March 2019

Keith Flint, from Dunmow, frontman of The Prodigy. Picture: YOUTUBE

Keith Flint, from Dunmow, frontman of The Prodigy. Picture: YOUTUBE

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The Prodigy star Keith Flint, 49, has been found dead in his Dunmow home.

Keith Flint in the music video for Breathe, a number one for The Prodigy. Picture: YOUTUBEKeith Flint in the music video for Breathe, a number one for The Prodigy. Picture: YOUTUBE

The musician was found dead this morning after police said they were “called to concerns for the welfare of a man” just after 8am.

A spokesman for Essex Police 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.”

In a statement, the band said: “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.”

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow.

We sent an ambulance officer, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and one ambulance. Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene.”

Dunmow residents and people from the surrounding area have taken to Twitter to share their sadness over Keith’s death, with one user calling the singer “Dunmow’s own”.

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