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The Prodigy star Keith Flint commits suicide aged 49.

Instantly recognisable for his fluorescent spiked hair and incendiary performances, the musician sang lead vocals on both the band’s number one singles, Breathe and Firestarter. Easily one of the best bands of our times.

Keith Flint Credit: Daily Record

He was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday morning.

Police said they were “called to concerns for the welfare of a man” just after 08:00 GMT. “Sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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

Bandmate Liam Haslett later posted on the band’s Instagram page: ‘The news is true , I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend. I’m shell shocked , f***** angry, confused and heart broken….. r.i.p brother’

In an interview with FHM magazine in 2015, Flint said he ‘wasn’t saving up for anything’ and was ‘cashing it all now’.

In his trademark outspoken way, he added: ‘I’ve always had this thing inside me that, when I’m done, I’ll kill myself. I swear to God that’s not suicidal – it’s definitely a positive thing. The moment I start sh***ing the bed is when you’ll see me on the front of a bus.’

He also said: ‘I’m not frightened of who I am; I just want to look back and know that I’ve lived what I consider a fulfilled life. That’s all. Happy days.’

Flint had recently returned to the UK from a tour of Australia and was due to start a US tour in May.

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