Victorious Festival leads tributes to Keith Flint after The Prodigy singer's death

ORGANISERS of Portsmouth music festival Victorious have paid tribute to The Prodigy singer Keith Flint after his shock death.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 12:27 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 1:30 pm
Keith Flint performing during The Prodigy set at Victorious Festival 2018. Picture: Vernon Nash (_DF73316)

The vocalist and dancer was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, this morning aged 49.

The Prodigy headlined Victorious on Southsea Common last year, closing the festival. 

And people involved with the festival have been quick to pay tribute to Keith. 

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The Prodigy singer Keith Flint has died aged 49, according to reports

Victorious co-founder Ben Miles said in a Facebook post: 'Very sad to hear of the passing of Keith Flint from The Prodigy.

‘Their set last year, in my opinion, was the best headline set we've had to date. Fantastic band to work with and a music legend has been lost no doubt. RIP Keith.’ 

On the festival’s official Facebook page, a tribute to Keith was also shared. 

The post reads: ‘We're extremely sad to hear the news that Keith Flint, lead singer of The Prodigy has passed away today.

‘It was an honour to have them headline Victorious 2018. We are thinking of his family, friends and band members at this time.’ 

In a statement following Keith’s death this morning, The Prodigy have remembered him as a ‘true pioneer, innovator and legend’. 

The Sun reported that he was found dead this morning, with police being called at 8.10am to reports of concerns for the welfare of a man. 

A spokesman for Essex Police told The Sun: ‘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.’

An air ambulance and paramedics were also called, East of England ambulance have said. 

Keith Flint was known for his distinctive hair and tattoos as well as his energetic live performances. 

The Prodigy were formed in 1990 in Braintree, Essex, and reached number one in the UK charts with singles Firestarter and Breathe. 

The band also scored six number one UK albums, including their latest album No Tourist which was released in November.