Tributes have started to pour in for Keith Flint of The Prodigy who took his own life on Sunday.
Liam Howlett confirmed that Flint took his life saying on Instagram, “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”
Kasabian called Flint a “beautiful man, incredible pioneer”.
Keith Flint, beautiful man, incredible pioneer. Remembering the special times we had together making Empire. Heartbroken. Rest in Peace Brother. X
— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) March 4, 2019
Skrillex said Flint was responsible for giving him a career.
I may not of had a career if it wasn’t for you Keith …you made me feel welcome in a time when I needed it . Thanks for all laughs my friend ?RIP pic.twitter.com/QCLPddIhPN
— Skrillex (@Skrillex) March 4, 2019
The Chemical Brothers, who often toured with The Prodigy said:
so sad to hear about Keith Flint,we played many gigs with the prodigy over the years and they were always friendly and supportive.he was an amazing front man, a true original and he will be missed.tom&ed x
— The Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) March 4, 2019
James Blunt also talked about Flint as a kind person.
At the Q Awards years ago, when @NoelGallagher was saying he was leaving Ibiza because I’d moved there, and @DamonAlbarn refused to be in the same picture as me, and @PaulWellerHQ was saying he’d rather eat his own shit than work with me, Keith Flint came over, gave me a hug, and
— James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) March 4, 2019
The official statement from The Prodigy called Keith “a true pioneer, innovator and legend”.
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. pic.twitter.com/nQ3Ictjj7t
— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 4, 2019
Support is available for those who may be distressed by phoning Lifeline 13 11 14; Mensline 1300 789 978; Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.