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Ian Brown pays emotional tribute to fellow 90s legend Keith Flint after Prodigy star's 'suicide'

The 49-year-old was found dead at his £1.5m home in Essex yesterday. Bandmates say he took his own life.


Flint was one of the leading lights of the 90s music scene and surged into the mainstream when The Prodigy's Firestarter hit Number 1 in 1996.

Fellow 90s legend Brown headlined a string of festivals with the band and also worked with the group on a remix of his 2009 single Just Like You.

Paying tribute to Flint on Twitter, he wrote: "R.I.P Keith Flint. A beautiful human."

Tributes have poured in for the frontman after his tragic death was first reported by The Sun Online yesterday.

Broadcaster Jo Whiley tweeted: "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."

Rapper Dizzee Rascal wrote: "I 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 @keithflintofficial."

Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers tweeted: "Oh 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."

A post from electronic music duo Chase and Status said: "Absolutely devastated to hear the tragic news that the legend Keith Flint from @the_prodigy has passed away.

"Our thoughts & condolences are with all his friends and family. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Keith and the life changing music they made and championed. RIP."

The Prodigy's co-founder Liam Howlett said Keith Flint had 'taken his own life'.

Howlett, who founded The Prodigy with Flint in their hometown of Braintree, Essex, wrote yesterday: "The news is true. I can't believe I am saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.

"I'm shell shocked, f****** angry, confused and heart broken r.i.p brother."

In the UK, The Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14.

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