Keith Flint – RIP


Il leader dei Prodigy Keith Charles Flint è morto suicida all’età di 49 anni. Una terribile notizia. L’ennesima. Liam Howlett e Flint si erano incontrati nel 1989 ad un rave party, due anni dopo con il singolo ‘Charly’ furono uno dei primi gruppi ad accasarsi sulla nascente XL Recordings. Da ballerino si trasformò in cantante (‘Firestarter’) senza più lasciare il “ruolo”. Oltre alla discografia con i Prodigy, Keith Flint lascia anche un disco (‘Device #1’) con la band Flint (2003) composta da Jim Davies (Pitchshifter), Kieron Pepper, Rob Holliday e Tony Howlett.

“An Essex police spokesman confirmed that a 49-year-old man had died. ‘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. 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.”

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.

Liam HowlettI can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend. I’m shell-shocked, angry, confused and heart broken

Ed SimonsOh 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.

Echo & The BunnymenSo saddened to hear about the sudden death of Keith from @the_prodigy – all our thoughts are with his family, band members & friends. RIP

XL Recordings > Long Live Keith Flint.

The Chemical Brothersso sad to hear about Keith Flint, we played many gigs with the prodigy over the years and they were always friendly and supportive.he was an amazing front man, a true original and he will be missed.tom&ed x

Anton Newcombe > Fuck Suicide

Ian BrownR.I.P KEITH FLINT a beautiful human

KasabianKeith Flint, beautiful man, incredible pioneer. Remembering the special times we had together making Empire. Heartbroken. Rest in Peace Brother. X

Flea > Ahhh Keith Flint. What a fun and wildly colorful swath he cut through the greyness of pop music. THE FIRESTARTER. R.I.P

Paul ArthursRIP Keith. Burn bright up there. X

Nathan Fakevery sad to hear about Keith Flint.. the Prodigy was some of the first music I ever got obsessed with as a teenager. RIP x

Dizzee RascalI remember when this video came out and I thought f*** this guy is a lunatic! Then I opened up for the @theprodigyofficial in 2009 at Wembley and he was was one of the nicest people I’ve met and always was every time I met him, the whole band were. When it comes to stage few people can carry a show like him I’m proud to say I’ve seen it for myself. Iconic and a gentleman Rest in peace

SkrillexI may not of had a career if it wasn’t for you Keith …you made me feel welcome in a time when I needed it . Thanks for all laughs my friend

Jimmy PageVery sad news today. R. I. P. Keith Flint of Prodigy

SlipknotKeith Flint. Respect.

Paul StanleyRIP KEITH FLINT. I shared lunch and conversation with Keith in São Paulo a few tours ago. Another loss to the community.

Foo FightersRIP the incomparable Keith Flint. A true icon in every way. Thank you for the inspiration, music and friendship.

Dave LombardoSo sad to hear the passing of #keithflint.

Cypress HillRIP Keith Flint, the original Firestarter

Garbage > Deeply saddened to hear of the death of Keith Flint. Our sincere condolences to his family, loved ones, bandmates and all Prodigy fans.

Gary NumanJust woke up and read about Keith Flint. That is tragic, terrible news. What a loss to the world.