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The Prodigy Minder Con Murphy Has Died Weeks After Keith Flint's Death

The Prodigy Minder Con Murphy Has Died Weeks After Keith Flint's Death

The Prodigy's minder, Con Murphy, has died following a long battle with cancer just weeks after the death of singer Keith Flint.

The band paid tribute to the 'greatest loyal friend' on Instagram.

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The post read: "R.i.P Con. You always had our backs and looked after us for years, you got us out of many sticky situations on tour, you were a truly great man, in fact you were actually Superman - the people that knew you will understand what I'm sayin.... Above all you were the greatest loyal friend to us all man...

"We will truly miss you and never forget you brother x

"Our love goes out to Jayne and family x

"The Prodigy boys x"

The Prodigy has paid tribute to Con on Instagram. Credit: The Prodigy/Instagram
The Prodigy has paid tribute to Con on Instagram. Credit: The Prodigy/Instagram
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Con's wife, Jayne, and daughter, Charlee, were by his side as he passed away at the Thames Hospice in Windsor.

His daughter Jayne said: "In the early hours of this morning, my dad took his final breaths, peacefully bringing to an end his long fight with cancer - a battle he fought with the bravest determination and the utmost stoicism.

"Up until and including his final moments, he was surrounded by the incredible friends and family that he was so proud to say he knew and loved. I'll miss him so so much. Our beloved husband, dad, son, brother, friend and warrior."

The news comes around five weeks on from the death of the band's frontman, Keith Flint, who was found dead at his home in Essex, aged 49.

The Prodigy has paid an emotional tribute to Con on social media. Credit: The Prodigy/Instagram
The Prodigy has paid an emotional tribute to Con on social media. Credit: The Prodigy/Instagram

Keith performed vocals on The Prodigy's number one singles 'Firestarter' and 'Breathe' which were released in 1996.

After emerging in the early 90s, The Prodigy quickly became one of the UK's biggest bands and were known as the 'Godfathers of the Rave'.

In recent years Flint had success as a motorcycle racing team owner and manager. His team won three Isle of Man TT races in 2015 and competed in the British Supersport Championship.

The Prodigy 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."

The band later announced it would be cancelling all forthcoming shows 'with immediate effect'.

Featured Image Credit: The Prodigy/Instagram

Topics: News, Music, UK

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

 

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