Keith Flint of The Prodigy has died aged 49

The electronic music legend claimed 7 Number 1 albums with The Prodigy.

Keith Flint has died at the age of 49.

The Prodigy vocalist was found dead earlier today (March 4) at his home in Dunmow, Essex.

A police spokesperson 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.

"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 issued the following statement:

Keith's bandmate Liam Howlett took to the group's Instagram account, stating that Keith took his own life: "Keith took his own life over the weekend , I’m shell shocked".

The Prodigy's iconic hits Firestarter and Breathe were Number 1s on the Official Singles Chart. The group have claimed seven Number 1s on the Official Albums Chart, most recently in 2018 with their seventh studio album No Tourists.

Look at The Prodigy's Official UK chart history in full.

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