Keith Flint, Prodigy front man, dead at 49

Keith Flint, singer in pioneering British electronic group The Prodigy, has been found dead at his home aged 49, the UK’s Press Association news agency reported.

Keith Flint of The Prodigy, performs at the 10th annual Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival in Incheon, west of Seoul on Ausust 9, 2015. The Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (commonly known as Pentaport) is an annual three-day summer music festival and held at Dream Park in the Korean city of Incheon. With a current capacity of 50,000, it is the largest open-air music festival in the country and features more than 60 Korean and international acts. AFP PHOTO / ED JONES (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

Flint’s distinctive appearance and vocals in hits including “Firestarter,” “Breathe” and “Smack My Bitch Up” made him one of the most recognizable figures on the British techno scene.

He was found unresponsive at his house in Essex, England, on Monday morning, PA reported.

“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,” a spokesman for Essex Police said in a statement.

“We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed,” the statement added.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

The group had six number one albums in the UK and one in the United States. Its last album, “No Tourists,” was released in November.

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