'Your light blazes strong': The Prodigy remember Keith Flint a year on from his death
The Prodigy have paid tribute to Keith Flint one year on from his death, saying the inimitable frontman’s “light blazes strong”.
The much-loved vocalist, famous for hits with the band including Firestarter and Breathe, was found dead at his home in Essex on 4 March last year, aged 49.
In an Instagram message marking the date, band mates Liam Howlett and Maxim shared a picture of Flint and said: “One year has gone by since you left us, we miss you everyday man, your light blazes strong.
“You will always be here with us coz as you know – WE LIVE FOREVER…!
“Stay Punk brother, Forever in our hearts, Liam and Maxim x #theprodigy #raisetheroof #weliveforever.”
The Chemical Brothers are among tens of thousand of fans who have responded to the post, replying with a simple heart emoji.
The duo also shared their own tribute on Twitter, posting a video of a live show and writing: “Remembering our friend, the legendary #KeithFlint.”
All Saints star Nicole Appleton, sister of Howlett’s wife Natalie, also replied with emojis.
At Flint’s funeral, music fans from around the world gathered in Essex to say their goodbyes, lining the procession with flags and playing music, having been invited by the band “to raise the roof for Keef”.
The Prodigy had released their latest album, No Tourists, in November 2018, just four months before Flint’s death, earning them their seventh consecutive number one.
The band emerged from the underground rave scene of the early 1990s, hitting the top 10 with singles including Charly, Out Of Space, No Good (Start The Dance) and Poison from their first two albums, Experience and Music For The Jilted Generation.
Flint, who was always instantly recognisable for his spiked hair, piercings and unique style, was initially a dancer before moving to front tracks including Firestarter and Breathe – singles from their third album, The Fat Of The Land, which propelled them into the mainstream.
Both the singles and the album topped the charts, achieving multi-platinum sales.