Keith Flint, the frontman and singer of the British rave band, The Prodigy, died at the age of 49 as announced on the band’s twitter handle.
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
After the announcement of his sudden death, many fans of the band were quick to give share their sympathies online.
Had the pleasure of seeing you all live & it was amazing. R.I.P Keith Flint#ItsOkayNotToBeOkay
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— Gavin Rodda (@GavinRodda) March 4, 2019
— Maxim (@moscow_sity) March 4, 2019
A TRUE "FIRE STARTER" pic.twitter.com/uE61sOAiFg
— CARLOS MERTENS (@CARIBAX) March 4, 2019
— Domingos Silva (@ds23tech) March 4, 2019
Even celebrities were shocked upon reading about the sudden death of the iconic singer.
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. Burn bright up there. X
— Paul Arthurs. (@BoneheadsPage) 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
In order to celebrate the short but well-lived life of Keith Flint, we’ve listed down 4 songs that best described the life and persona of the legendary singer.
‘Run With The Wolves’
In an interview with Clash Magazine, Keith Flint said that this track originated from a vocal idea he had. “I’d put down on this mic we had set up at all times just to mess about with. And obviously, I put a lot of s–t on there, but some good stuff too,” he told Clash.
The song featured Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on drums – who also contributed to the writing of the music.
‘Invaders Must Die’
According to Song Facts, The Prodigy keyboardist and producer Liam Howlett stated, “ Can’t remember whether it was Keith or Maxim, but one of them went, ‘F–k it – invaders must die!’ I was like, that’s the album title right there. We’re not f—ing around, man. We are The Prodigy!'”
This is the first song Keith Flint, Liam Howlett, and Maxim Reality had recorded together for a number of years. It also served as the catalyst of the trio.
Keith Flint described the lyrical content of this song to Q Magazine. He told the magazine one of his friends called him Mr. Nasty, which prompted him to write the song.
“Because he heard me going on about somebody I wanted to stab in the throat. You get the vibe. There is an inner timebomb that can be triggered. And I think that’s when people get shocked by who I am,” he told the publication.
Music never dies, even if the artists who performed our favorite tracks pass away. /FM
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