The Prodigy’s Keith Flint remembered as a ‘true pioneer’ and ‘huge inspiration’

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Article note: I've been listening to The Prodigy whenever I could have music on today since I saw this this morning. Damn they were a force. Liam Howlett was the musical genius, but so much of the aesthetic came from Keith Flit, and that aesthetic destroyed genres, and birthed others, and colored everything for those of us who spent the 90s immersed in "that computer shit." I hope he at least went out on his own terms.

The Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint has died at age 49, the band confirmed on Monday.

Flint was found dead in his home, with The Prodigy's Liam Howlett writing on Instagram that the cause of death was suicide, CNN reports. Howlett said he is "shell shocked" and "heart broken." On Twitter, the band remembered Flint as "true pioneer, innovator and legend," adding that he "will be forever missed."

Tributes poured in for Flint throughout the morning, with Supergrass' Gaz Coombes calling him "such a warm, sweet guy," Kasabian calling him a "beautiful man" and an "incredible pioneer," and The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons saying he was "always great fun to be around." Many also thanked Flint for being an enormous influence on their lives, including Friction, who wrote, "I wouldn't do what I do without him and The Prodigy in my life. A huge inspiration to me and many others." Chase & Status agreed, saying that "we wouldn’t be here if it wasn't for Keith."

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