The Prodigy star Keith Flint dies aged 49

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The Prodigy performing on the Main Stage during Radio 1's Big Weekend
The Prodigy performing on the Main Stage during Radio 1's Big Weekend

The Prodigy star Keith Flint has been found dead at the age of 49.

Police were called to his home in Essex early on Monday morning.

Essex Police said a 49-year-old man had been found dead and that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said: "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, March 4.

"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."

The Prodigy enjoyed hits with their tracks Firestarter and Breathe and were known for their fusion of techno, breakbeat and acid house, forged in the UK's illegal rave scene, and their anti-establishment stance.

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said: "We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow.

"We sent an ambulance officer, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and one ambulance. Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene."

The band had recently announced they will release a limited edition 7" for Record Store Day on 13th April and were due to made a headline appearance at the Pstereo festival in Norway this summer.

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