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The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint has died at the age of 49.

Known for his fluorescent spiked hair and high-octane performances, Keith Flint sang lead vocals on both the band’s No 1 singles, Breathe and Firestarter.

Keith Flint was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on March 4.

The Prodigy, who were due to tour the US in May, confirmed Keith Flint’s death in a statement, remembering him as a “true pioneer, innovator and legend”.

In a post on The Prodigy’s official Instagram account, bandmate Liam Howlett added: “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.

“I’m shell-shocked… angry, confused and heartbroken.”

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Born Keith Charles Flint on September 17, 1969, the singer had an unhappy childhood in Braintree, Essex, feuding with his parents, who split when he was young.

Following the success of Fat of the Land, the Prodigy faltered.

While remaining part of the band, Keith Flint did not feature on their 2004 album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, on which vocal duties were handled by Liam and Noel Gallagher and actress Juliette Lewis, among others.

During this period, Keith Flint said he had had depression and formed a worrying dependence on prescription drugs.

The singer decided to get clean after meeting Japanese DJ Mayumi Kai, giving up drugs, cigarettes and alcohol around the time of their marriage, in 2006.

Three years later, the band regrouped and returned to their classic sound, on the album Invaders Must Die.

The first single, Omen, was a major success, and the band returned to festival stages and stadiums around the world.

Their most recent album, No Tourists, went to No 1 in November 2018.

The singer was also a keen motorcyclist and had his own team – Team Traction Control – which has won four Isle Of Man TT races.

Keith Flint had recently wrapped up a tour with The Prodigy in Australia and was due to join them in the US in May.