Keith Flint, lead vocalist for The Prodigy, was found dead earlier today at age 49. Flint, who always sported a Mohawk along with a dynamic demeanor, helped produce albums like Fat of the Land and tracks like “Breathe.” His contributions made the English group a global electronic juggernaut for decades.  

Flint was well aware of his untapped reserve of energy and stated in an interview with The Guardian back in 2009, “It gets my mental energy out. That’s why I’m really honest on stage. I’m not there for the beauty of my voice or to be the best dancer. I go out to express myself and stir up the audience.”

Liam Howlett, founding member of The Prodigy, took to Instagram earlier this morning to tell about the tragic news: “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.”

The Prodigy was set to play a show in New York at Terminal 5 in May. This show would be the start of another US tour for the group. However, the band has not yet stated if the tour will continue.

It should be noted that details are still ongoing and too early to officially rule Flint’s death a suicide. We will keep you posted on any further developments.

(NY Times)