Prodigy star Keith Flint’s personal belongings up for auction

Prodigy star Keith Flint's personal belongings will be sold at auction – with items including his motorcycle leathers, his custom-made bed and a distinctive nose piercing he wore on and off stage.

The much-loved singer was found dead at his home in Essex on March 4 this year, aged 49.

He rose to fame in the 1990s in the Brit Award-winning electronic band, who were known for hits including Firestarter and Breathe.

Many of his possessions, divided into more than 170 lots, will be offered for sale in Cambridge to help settle the liabilities of his estate.

A pencil portrait of Keith Flint that was presented to him on his 47th birthday from regulars at his pub, the Leather Bottle in Pleshey, Essex, will be sold at auction. (Cheffins/ PA)
A pencil portrait of Keith Flint that was presented to him on his 47th birthday from regulars at his pub, the Leather Bottle in Pleshey, Essex, will be sold at auction (Cheffins/PA)

The sale reflects the frontman's personal taste in art and fashion, as well as his interests in music and beyond.

Among the items are music awards and presentation discs from around the world, commemorating the global success of The Prodigy.

An archive of music recordings, studio reels and artwork from his solo projects – Flint and Clever Brains Fryin' – will also be auctioned.

Keith Flint's MTV music awards will be sold at auction. (Cheffins/ PA)
Keith Flint's MTV music awards will be sold at auction (Cheffins/PA)

The sale will also feature much of Flint's personal clothing, jewellery and body jewellery, including a distinctive double cone septum nose piercing that he was regularly seen wearing both on and off stage.

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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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Sänger Prodigy Keith Flint Bei Mtv Europe Music Awards In Rotterdam . (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
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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His wardrobe demonstrates his love of Japanese clothing brand Bathing Ape, with a number of hoodies, T-shirts, shirts and more, many in their signature camouflage designs.

The furniture and artworks from the star's home are a mixture of traditional craftmanship and contemporary, urban style.

Among them is his specially-commissioned bed, which he had a hand in designing.

Keith Flint's custom-made bed will be sold at auction. (Cheffins/ PA)
Keith Flint's custom-made bed will be sold at auction (Cheffins/PA)

The oak plank and steel construction is supported at each corner by entwined thorns and is accessed via steps supported on the back of a crouching winged mythical beast.

There are also customised pieces from the renowned London store of designer furniture brand Jimmie Martin.

His art collection includes a pencil portrait of Flint surrounded by handwritten birthday messages, presented to him on his 47th birthday from regulars at his pub, the Leather Bottle in Pleshey, Essex.

A Jimmie Martin 'kaboom' armchair and foot stool are among Keith Flint's belongings that are being sold at auction. (Cheffins/ PA)
A Jimmie Martin 'kaboom' armchair and foot stool are among Keith Flint's belongings that are being sold at auction (Cheffins/PA)

Other works reflect his interest in motorsports, with images of the late British motorbike racer Barry Sheen and a Le Mans Porsche.

His keen interest in motor racing extended to his ownership of a motorcycle team Team Traction Control, which competed in the British Supersport Championship as part of the British Superbike Championship.

In 2015, Team Traction Control machines also won two Isle of Man TT races.

The sale will include a number of Flint's motorcycle leathers, helmets – a number with signatures and dedications – paddock passes and ephemera showcasing his adrenaline-seeking side.

Keith Flint's motorcycle leathers and helmet, which will be sold at auction. (Cheffins/ PA)
Keith Flint's motorcycle leathers and helmet, which will be sold at auction (Cheffins/PA)

Martin Millard, director at Cheffins Fine Art auctioneers, said: "The sale is full of interesting items which give an insight into Keith's personal life and highlight the difference between his stage persona and his private life.

"Valuing items with such provenance is almost impossible, and therefore we will not be publishing any pre-sale estimates, but expect there to be lots to cater to most budgets."

The items will be sold at auction at Cheffins in Cambridge on November 7 at 6pm.

Admittance will be strictly by catalogue, priced at £15, available direct from the auctioneers.

There will be several viewings ahead of the sale, with the first of these on November 3.

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