“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 wrote.
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
Singer Rita Ora, actor Ashton Kutcher, Ed Simons from Chemical Brothers, DJ/producer Pete Tong, Oasis founding member “Bonehead” and director Edgar Wright were among those paying tribute to the British performer on social media.
“As an 18-year-old boy, I remember hearing Prodigy for the first time and thinking ‘this is a new normal,'” wrote Kutcher. “Thank you for opening my eyes.”
As a 18yr old boy I remember hearing Prodigy for the first time and thinking “this is a new normal” thank you for opening my eyes. Rip Keith Flint
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. https://t.co/cXU89JHU85
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith. Burn bright up there. X
— Paul Arthurs. (@BoneheadsPage) March 4, 2019
Sad to wake up to the news that we lost Keith Flint, a true original.
The Prodigy have made a huge contribution to dance culture and electronic music around the world. Keith’s contribution as the band’s iconic front man was immense and he will be dearly missed R.I.P xx pic.twitter.com/1wB0PhN1Gd
— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) March 4, 2019
Keith Flint was a major part of helping The Prodigy stand out from thier peers, electronic or otherwise. ‘Firestarter’ is a record as important as any in my lifetime: the fact that such a fucked up track could be so big gives us all hope.
Rest in peace dude. pic.twitter.com/rKjubUyNnI
— erol alkan (@erolalkan) March 4, 2019
Oh this is sad news. The death of Keith Flint. Whenever our paths crossed he was an absolute sweetheart. Really lovely. Incredible iconic frontman with a soft centre. 😓#RIPKeithFlint
— Jo Whiley (@jowhiley) March 4, 2019
Many fans of his music cited several of The Prodigy’s hit songs, like “Firestarter” and “Charly,” when remembering Flint.
seeing keith flint in the firestarter video when I was 10 years old was the single moment that turned me on to a lifetime of raving. thank you and rest in peace.
— Kornél Kovács (@KornelKovacs) March 4, 2019
Keith Flint kept a swearbox above the fire in the pub he used to own (The Leather Bottle in Pleshey, Essex). Whenever he put the logs and kindling in and someone piped up with the obvious joke, he'd point to it and charge them a quid. RIP. pic.twitter.com/lEYZPXfrFj
— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) March 4, 2019
The Prodigy – Charly (Official Video) https://t.co/nwQpT74oWQ
Kind of where it all started for me and many others
Rip Keith flint
— ZOMBY ® (@ZombyMusic) March 4, 2019
very sad to hear about Keith Flint.. the Prodigy was some of the first music I ever got obsessed with as a teenager. RIP x
— Nathan Fake (@nathanfake) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. Very sad to hear the news that he’s passed away. I wouldn’t do what I do without him and The Prodigy in my life. A huge inspiration to me and many others 😔 pic.twitter.com/gXb8cHJGbW
— Friction (@friction) March 4, 2019