Icon of UK rave reported to have passed away…

Reports are coming in that Keith Flint – the iconic frontman of The Prodigy – has been found dead at his home, aged just 49.

An Essex Police spokesman told The Sun today: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at 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."

Emerging from the UK’s underground rave scene of the early 1990s, The Prodigy went on to become one of the UK's most prominent rave acts, with Number 1 singles ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Breathe’, as well as six Number 1 albums.

Flint became an iconic figure in the British music scene, known for his high-octane live performances and idiosyncratic style.

The Prodigy were still putting out new music just last year – with 2018’s ‘No Tourists’ album – and were set to play SW4 this summer as well as heading off on a global tour.

RIP Firestarter.

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UPDATE:

The Prodigy's Liam Howlett has posted a tribute on Instagram, confirming that Keith Flint took his own life. He writes:

"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 heart broken ..... r.i.p brother Liam..."

It's enormously sad news - The Prodigy were a formative experience for every single person in the Clash office, and we put them on the cover a decade ago. Here's just a few of the tributes coming in:

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