Mourners Rave At Funeral Of The Prodigy Singer Keith Flint

Mourners were seen 'raving' at the funeral of The Prodigy frontman, Keith Flint, earlier today.

Huge crowds of fans danced through the streets, following on as the singer's coffin was taken to his church.

Friends, family and fans then poured into the grounds of St Mary's Church in Braintree, to pay their respects to the late singer, who died at the age of 49.

The Prodigy had invited fans to attend the funeral procession to 'raise the roof' in memory of their frontman. And though the service itself was a private affair, speakers were placed outside so they could listen to it.

Speaking to The Sun, Araks Azarian, 36, who flew over from Australia arriving earlier this morning, said she wanted to be there because "I've been doing it for years, to see the boys, and this is going to be my last chance to do it."

Fans honour the late singer by 'raising the roof' during his funeral procession. Credit: PA
Fans honour the late singer by 'raising the roof' during his funeral procession. Credit: PA

Marie Lelicova, 25, came from the Czech Republic, she said: "I never met Keith but by being here at least I get the chance to tell him I love him.

"It is funny because when I first saw the video for Breath and I was scared of Keith and my mother said don't be worried he is just a nice clown.

"As I grew older I just started listening to them and loved their music. For others the service was a much more personal affair."

Earlier today The Prodigy tweeted: "Fans are invited to line the procession route, starting at 3pm in Braintree, Essex on Fri 29th March, to pay their final respects & 'raise the roof' for Keef!

Crowds of fans danced through the streets as the frontman's casket was carried to his local church. Credit: PA
Crowds of fans danced through the streets as the frontman's casket was carried to his local church. Credit: PA

"If anyone wishes to lay flowers or tributes these should be sent to St Mary's church in Bocking, no later than 2pm Friday.

"The church service will just be for family and close friends, but there will be speakers relaying the ceremony outside the church for everyone to hear."

The electronic music artist was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday 4 March.

The funeral service was private but speakers we placed outside so mourners could listen. Credit: PA
The funeral service was private but speakers we placed outside so mourners could listen. Credit: PA

Police later confirmed they were not treating the death as suspicious, with a spokesperson for Essex Police saying: "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."

They continued: "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."

Rest in peace.

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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