The Prodigy Share Touching Tribute To Keith Flint One Year After His Death
The remaining members of The Prodigy have paid a touching tribute to late frontman Keith Flint on the one-year anniversary of his death.
One year has gone by since you left us , we miss you everyday man , your light blazes strong ,
You will always be here with us coz as you know - WE LIVE FOREVER ..!
Stay Punk brother,
Forever in our hearts
Liam and Maxim x#theprodigy#raisetheroof#weliveforever pic.twitter.com/m5l5zQvsxa
- The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2020
Police found Flint at his home at 8.08am on 4 March 2019, and later confirmed that he had died by suicide. He was 49 years old.
Taking to Twitter today (4 March 2020), The Prodigy marked one year since the ordeal with a message from Keith's band mates Liam Howlett and Maxim.
Alongside a collage of band snapshots, including one of the late frontman performing in concert, the post reads: "One year has gone by since you left us, we miss you everyday man, your light blazes strong.
"You will always be here with us coz as you know - WE LIVE FOREVER ..! Stay Punk brother, Forever in our hearts, Liam and Maxim x."
The tribute has been met with thousands of likes, hundreds of retweets and plenty of heartfelt comments from people who sent their condolences to family and friends.
"Never forgotten on that March 4th 2019..... can't believe it's already been a year since my heart or our hearts were shattered after witnessing the devastating news of Keith Flint remain in peace forever," wrote one user.
"R.I.P to a beautiful Legend. You will always be our twisted Firestarter," said another, while a third added: "One of a kind, true legend, will never be forgotten."
Tributes were also paid at this year's NME Awards ceremony, where the band's live drummer Leo Crabtree said: "On behalf of my brothers Liam and Maxim, I want to say that Keith found freedom on the stage and nowhere more so than right here at Brixton Academy."
The news of Keith's passing last year was later followed by news that he had tragically taken his own life.
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At the time, The Prodigy's official Instagram shared an emotional post that said: "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."
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. pic.twitter.com/nQ3Ictjj7t
- The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2019
The Prodigy also released the following statement expressing their sorrow at the singer's passing: "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."
"A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed."
The Prodigy first formed in Braintree, Essex, in 1990. After scoring an early hit with rave classic 'Charly', they went on to score a UK number one album with their 1994 collection Music for the Jilted Generation. Each of their subsequent five albums would hit the same chart position.
In 1996 they also hit the top spot in the UK singles chart with mega-hits 'Firestarter' and 'Breathe', both of which saw Keith step out from his role as the band's dancer to become their vocalist and frontman.
RIP Keith - gone but not forgotten.
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