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‘Prodigy’ lead singer Keith Flint dies at 49

 Entertainment Desk  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:31 PM, 4 March 2019  

‘Prodigy’ lead singer Keith Flint dies at 49

‘Prodigy’ lead singer Keith Flint dies at 49

Keith Flint, the singer and iconic frontman of British rave scene band The Prodigy, has died at the age of 49, the electronic pop group said. 

Police said that they were not treating the death as suspicious after finding his body on Monday in Essex, northeast of London. 

Essex Police told AFP, “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.”

The Prodigy issued a statement calling Flint a “true pioneer, innovator and legend”, Britain’s domestic Press Association news agency reported.

Heavily tattooed and topped with a bleached Mohawk, Flint helped turn The Prodigy into one of the most influential groups to emerge from the underground rave scene. 

Their biggest hits included ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ which merged intense dance beats with punk elements.

Born Keith Charles Flint on Sept. 17, 1969, in east London, he moved to Braintree, Essex, UK, as a child, where he met Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett at a nightclub.  

The band was known as much for their overt anti-establishment stance as for their music.

They were vocal critics of the UK’s Criminal Justice And Public Order Act 1994, which banned the raves popularized in the late-1980s during the so-called Second Summer of Love.

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