The Prodigy singer dies aged 49

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Keith Flint, the iconic singer in the British band The Prodigy, has died at the age of 49.

The star was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, The Sun reports.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Flint, known for his wild hair and distinctive tattoos, toured Australia with the band last month.

Their last concert was the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on February 2.

An Essex Police spokesman 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 emerged from the underground rave scene of the early 1990s to become one of the UK’s biggest bands.

Flint formed The Prodigy with co-founder Liam Howlett after meeting at a nightclub in Braintree, Essex.

They reached Number 1 with Firestarter and Breathe in 1996 and notched up six British Number 1 albums.

“I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter,” he sang in the 1996 hit. “I’m the self inflicted, mind detonator, yeah.”

Flint was orginally a dancer for the group but featured as a vocalist on Firestarter, the song that propelled the group into the mainstream.

According to the BBC Flint was due to start a US tour in May.

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