Keith Flint, the kinetic, punk-haired frontman of British dance act The Prodigy, was found dead at his home in Essex, England, on Monday. He was 49. The live-wire performer joined the band as a dancer before becoming the face of the group and—after hits including “Firestarter” and “Breathe”—he became a ’90s British dance icon. Their 1997 album The Fat of the Land went to No. 1 in the U.S. album charts. The band was still together, releasing its latest album last November—all of their albums hit No. 1 upon their release in Britain. Liam Howlett, who set up the group in 1990, said Flint had committed suicide. “The news is true, I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’m shell shocked, fuckin angry, confused and heart broken.”
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