The news is true, I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith Flint took his own life over the weekend,theprodigyofficial
Prodigy released a statement confirming the news, saying: “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.”
Who was Kieth Flint?
‘Pioneer, innovator, legend’
Kieth Flint was one of the UK’s most notable melodic figures during the 1990s. He joined Prodigy as a dancer, later turning into a frontman along with rapper Maxim. Besides their 1992 introduction, all of the group’s seven albums have reached No 1 in the UK, the most recent being No Tourists, released in November 2018.
Flint performed the vocals on the Prodigy’s best-known singles, Firestarter and Breathe, which both went to No. 1 in 1996. Flint’s distinctive appearance, vocals, dancing, along with the others made hits including “Firestarter” and “Breathe” propel the
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Tributes To Keith
so sad to hear about Keith Flint,we played many gigs with the prodigy over the years and they were always friendly and supportive.he was an amazing front man, a true original and he will be missed.tom&ed x— The Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) 4 March 2019
The Prodigy played some of the biggest stages in the UK, including the 1996 Knebworth concerts headlined by Oasis and, in 1997 became the first dance group to headline Glastonbury. Festival organiser Emily Eavis paid tribute …
We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Keith Flint. He’s played here so many times with the Prodigy and was booked for 2019. What an incredible frontman. Here’s a clip from ‘97 when they were the first dance band to headline Glastonbury – a huge, unforgettable moment. pic.twitter.com/9fxKBonfVa— Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) 4 March 2019
I may not of had a career if it wasn’t for you Keith …you made me feel welcome in a time when I needed it . Thanks for all laughs my friend ?RIP pic.twitter.com/QCLPddIhPN— Skrillex (@Skrillex) 4 March 2019
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You’ve never seen a performer with as much energy and passion as Keith. Period. Point Blank. Any Genre. He prowled the stage like a leopard. Back and forth. Waiting for the exact moment and then…he exploded. It was fucking mesmerizing and scary and beautiful. When I first saw it I lost my mind. I’ve been trying to do it at my shows ever since. You’ve never seen a crowd react the way a crowd reacts to The Prodigy. Ever. It’s like watching a vertical stampede. The combination of Liam, Maxim and Keith and the rest of the savages on drums and guitar was hands down in my book the greatest musical experience ever. EVER. I went to 17 shows. Face paint and all. Chasing that high. Keith and Maxim were like watching two surgeons doing brain surgery in a disco with dynamite. Precise, loud, powerful, explosive on the bass drops, cathartic in the breakdowns, destroying the stage every single time. I wanted to be in the band or atleast carry the luggage so I could have a valid excuse to be in attendance every night to the zen violence that is The Prodigy. Keith was a champion, a maniac and a gentle soul. Always smiling off stage and humble and then an all out warrior once the lights went low and Liam pulled the trigger. Get the World on Fire live album to get a little piece of what I’m talking about. When those first guitar hits of Firestarter drop you know shits about to hit the fan and then that fan is about to get hit by a bus!!! It’s punk magic for the heart and soul. Man brother…to Maxim I hope you find some peace and know that your brother Keith meant a lot to a lot of people on the lunatic fringe looking for a place to belong as loud and as free as Keith. He is an inspiration and played his part to transfer for all that energy and pain, weaponized it and destroyed some demons. If I had dragon balls I’d bring him back first then mother teresa…maybe! Prodigy Now, Prodigy Forever! Sincerely, One of your biggest fans. Lupe Fiasco ? @theprodigyofficial
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Very sad to hear of the death of Keith Flint. I was backstage when Prodigy were playing a festival soon after ‘Firestarter’ came out. I was knocked out their records and the intensity of their show was awesome. But, feeling a lot of anger in Keith’s delivery, I somehow assumed he would hate us – Queen, etc. So I just nodded in respect when I saw him at the other side of the stage while the gear was being changed over. He ran straight over and did that Wayne’s World tongue in cheek bowing thing, and then spent a good five minutes telling me very warmly how much he loved our music and had been inspired by it in his life. After that, I perceived him very differently. And I enjoyed their records even more ! But that’s the only conversation we ever had. How horribly sad that he got to the point of taking his own life at an age when he was still so potent. A tragedy of modern life. RIP Keith. Bri