Keith Flint
, charismatic vocalist with The Prodigy, has died aged 49. He was found dead at his home in Essex on Monday.

The Prodigy, who were just in Perth playing at RAC Arena on January 24, have released a statement confirming the news: “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.”

An Essex police spokesman confirmed that a 49-year-old man had died. “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am on Monday,” he said. “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.”

Prodigy leader Liam Howlett added to the news on Instagram:

X-Press writer Alfred Gorman recently spoke to Flint in person, when the band played Perth Arena and described him as being in good spirits, granting him a photo.

Read the interview HERE.

Read our review of their electrifying performance on January 24 HERE.

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Lead photo by Giselle Natassia