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A post on the official Instagram page of The Prodigy has confirmed that singer Keith Flint took his own life.
The electronic music artist was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, this morning.
The emotional posted shared by his band mate Liam Howlett reads: "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, fuckin angry, confused and heartbroken ..... r.i.p brother Liam"
The Prodigy also released a statement expressing their sorrow at the singer's passing. It read: "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."
Police found Flint at his home at 8:08am on Monday morning and confirmed that they were not treating the death as suspicious. A spokesperson 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,"
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."
Friends and fans from the world of music and beyond have also paid tribute to Flint.
Absolutely devastated to hear the tragic news that the legend Keith Flint from @the_prodigy has passed away. Our thoughts & condolences are with all his friends and family. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Keith and the life changing music they made and championed. RIP :broken_heart:- Chase & Status (@chaseandstatus) March 4, 2019
Oh gosh, so sad to hear about Keith Flint, he was always great fun to be around and very kind to Tom and I when we first started doing shows together..great man.- ed simons (@eddychemical) March 4, 2019
An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman added: "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."
Flint performed on several of The Prodigy's hit singles including 'Firestarter' and 'Breathe'.
More recently, he had been working as a motorcycle team owner and manager. His bikes won three races at the Isle of Man TT in 2015 and had competed in the British Supersport Championship.
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