The Prodigy star Keith Flint dies aged 49

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."

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Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint performs during the Oxegen Festival 2008 at the Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Lead singer of The Prodigy Keith Flint arrives at the MTV Europe Awards, in London. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint performs during the Oxegen Festival 2008 at the Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Keith Flint Singer of The Prodigy during day four of the William Hill World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace, London. (Photo by Ian Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint performs during the Oxegen Festival 2008 at the Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint performs during the Oxegen Festival 2008 at the Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Keith Flint, lead singer of The Prodigy, performs at the V97 concert at Temple Newsham, Leeds last night (Saturday). Photo Owen Humphreys/PA. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
PA NEWS PHOTO 4/11/97 Keith Flint singer from the group 'The Prodigy' arrives at the Park Lane Hotel, London for the 1997 Q Awards (Photo by Neil Munns - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 9, 2016: Vocalist and dancer Keith Flint of the British electronic dance band The Prodigy during a Moscow concert at the Bud Arena club. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS (Photo by Sergei Fadeichev\TASS via Getty Images)
DONINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 7: Vocalist Keith Flint of English dance rock group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Download Festival on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Will Ireland/Prog Magazine/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
DONINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 7: Vocalist Keith Flint of English dance rock group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Download Festival on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Will Ireland/Prog Magazine/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
DONINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 7: Vocalist Keith Flint of English dance rock group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Download Festival on June 7, 2012. (Photo by Will Ireland/Classic Rock Magazine/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
Vocalist Keith Flint of Prodigy performs live at HP Pavilion on February 22, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
Vocalist Keith Flint of Prodigy performs live at HP Pavilion on February 22, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Keith Flint, vocalist with The Prodigy performs on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2009 near Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Keith Flint, vocalist with The Prodigy performs on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2009 near Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Keith Flint, vocalist with The Prodigy performs on the Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2009 near Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 17: Keith Flint of English dance group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Wembley Arena in London, on April 17, 2009. (Photo by Will Ireland/Rhythm Magazine via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 17: Keith Flint of English dance group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Wembley Arena in London, on April 17, 2009. (Photo by Will Ireland/Rhythm Magazine via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 17: Keith Flint of English dance group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Wembley Arena in London, on April 17, 2009. (Photo by Will Ireland/Rhythm Magazine via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 17: Keith Flint of English dance group The Prodigy performing live on stage at Wembley Arena in London, on April 17, 2009. (Photo by Will Ireland/Rhythm Magazine via Getty Images)
Budapest, HUNGARY: Singers of British rock band Prodigy, Keith Flint and guitarist Liam Howlett(R) perform on the 'Main stage' 15 August 2006 on the last night of the one-week festival on Hajogyar Island of Budapest. The eastern European country's biggest music event, is the 14th Sziget(Island) Festival in Hungary which takes place on an island in the middle of the Danube river, in the heart of Budapest. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)
Dortmund, GERMANY: British singer Keith Flint of techno group The Prodigy performs during a concert of the 'Mayday' techno festival, in the night from 30 April to 01 May 2006 in the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, during the 15th edition of the event, in which thousands of fans took part. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images)
Dortmund, GERMANY: British singer Keith Flint of techno group The Prodigy performs during a concert of the 'Mayday' techno festival, in the night from 30 April to 01 May 2006 in the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, during the 15th edition of the event, in which thousands of fans took part. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Prodigy; Musikgruppe, Elektro-Punk; GB - Sänger Keith Flint; Auftritt im Kölner Palladium (Photo by Brill/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Prodigy; Musikgruppe, Elektro-Punk; GB - Sänger Keith Flint; Auftritt im Kölner Palladium (Photo by Brill/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
The lead singer of Prodigy, Keith Flint at T in the Park at Balado, Kinross in Scotland during the opening acts of the 10th Anniversary of the Scottish concert. (Photo by Maurice McDonald - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
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English singer and dancer Keith Flint performing on stage with electronic music group the Prodigy, United Kingdom, 1997. (Photo by Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images)
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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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