Keith Flint, lead singer of the band The Prodigy, passed away on Monday morning. He was 49.
Flint was found dead at his home Dunmow, Essex. The band’s Instagram page indicated Flint died by suicide.
“The news is true,” the caption read. “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend , I’m shell shocked , f**kin angry , confused and heart broken ….. r.i.p brother Liam.”
Essex police said in a statement, “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
The band expounded on Twitter, writing, “It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
The band recently finished a tour in Australia and was due to tour in the United States in May.
The Prodigy’s last six albums all went to number one in the U.K. with 1997’s “The Fat of the Land” reaching number one in the U.S. as well.
The band’s most popular songs included, “Firestarter,” “Smack My Bitch Up” and “Breathe.”