The death of Keith Flint, front man for UK band The Prodigy, has rocked the music world this morning. According to a post from the band, Flint’s death was apparently the result of a suicide. Not only does this loss hurt terribly, it’s also another in a long line of calls to action for more transparency in mental health and keeping those closest to us in our hearts.
Hardwell, Pete Tong, Dillon Francis, Skrillex and more have already reacted to the stunning and unexpected news.
RIP Keith Flint, a true legend and big inspiration ❤️😢 https://t.co/zQTTVjAF0S
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) March 4, 2019
Sad to wake up to the news that we lost Keith Flint, a true original.
The Prodigy have made a huge contribution to dance culture and electronic music around the world. Keith’s contribution as the band’s iconic front man was immense and he will be dearly missed R.I.P xx pic.twitter.com/1wB0PhN1Gd
— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) March 4, 2019
I’ve had a lot of requests of fans asking me to remix The Prodigy in memory of Keith Flint. I’ll have you know I’ll do no such thing because nothing I ever do will EVER top @Noisia_nl remix of Smack My Bitch Up..
— FuntCase | DPMO (@FuntCaseUK) March 4, 2019
RIP Keith Flint. Prodigy was one of the first bands that transitioned me from metal to electronic music, never got to see them live. Hope the music is good up there.
— TUCKER (@JERICHO) March 4, 2019
— Paul Oakenfold (@pauloakenfold) March 4, 2019
Wow. RIP Keith Flint
— Bust Down Partiana 🌊 (@partyfavormusic) March 4, 2019
Wow RIP Keith Flint. I remember listening to “breathe” on MTV when they used to show music videos and i was so enthralled by the music video. Went and bought their album “the fat of the land” and was obsessed ever since. Sending love to his friends and family.
— Dillon Francis (@DillonFrancis) March 4, 2019
Keith from @the_prodigy was the original bad boy in dance music.
Thank you for all the inspiration you have provided for all of us.
Rest in love firestarter.
— graves (@wearegraves) March 4, 2019
There’s no way electronic music would be where it is today without The Prodigy. Such sad news this morning. Keith Flint you will forever be the ultimate Firestarter. RIP legend 😢🖤🐜 pic.twitter.com/t1Gve7AGgD
— BTSM not BDSM (@OfficialBTSM) March 4, 2019
so sad to hear about Keith Flint,we played many gigs with the prodigy over the years and they were always friendly and supportive.he was an amazing front man, a true original and he will be missed.tom&ed x
— The Chemical Brothers (@ChemBros) March 4, 2019
Waking up to the news about Keith Flint is truly devastating. The Prodigy played such a massive role in the electronic music we listen to today and honestly one of the only bands I’ve fully listened to from front to back. RIP pic.twitter.com/J7EIuIsOcB
— Chee (@wtfischee) March 4, 2019
I was a social outcast growing up – discovering electronic music culture and artists like @the_prodigy made me feel for the first time that the world had to reckon with me instead of the other way around.
RIP Keith Flint. pic.twitter.com/Pjqz0eIGhM
— Dani Deahl (@danideahl) March 4, 2019
Seeing Keith and @theprodigyofficial changed how everyone looked at electronic music. It resonated with us at a young age & drew us into being life long fans. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to your family, friends, fans, and band mates. Thank you Keith for everything. pic.twitter.com/t58Iwh3PVG
— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) March 4, 2019