The Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies aged 49

THE Prodigy star Keith Flint has died, aged 49.

The iconic singer, from Dunmow, Essex, was found dead at his home today.

Police remain at the property this morning. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at 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.”

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.”

FROM UNDERGROUND SCENE TO MUSIC ICON

The Prodigy emerged from the underground rave scene of the early 1990s to become one of the UK’s biggest bands.

They reached Number 1 in the UK singles charts with ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Breathe’ in 1996 and notched up six Number 1 albums.

Flint became an iconic figure in the British music scene with his energetic live performances and distinctive hair and tattoos.

Born in Redbridge, East London, he moved to Braintree, Essex, as a child and met The Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett at a nightclub in the town.

Flint was originally a dancer for the group but featured as a vocalist on Firestarter, which was them propelled into the mainstream.