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RIP Keith

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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 05:31 AM
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Keith Flint, frontliner for UK dance and underground act Prodigy, found dead in his home at age 49.

I'm proper gutted, The Prodigy have been a constant in my musical life. They were the first thing to turn me towards electronic music and have been a huge influence in the UK rave and dance seen since their inception.

Keith, you will be sorely missed.




posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 05:42 AM
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RIP Keith.

"In recent years he retired to the countryside and ran a genteel country pub in Essex until 2017."
I had to look up the word "genteel", as I thought of something very, very much different than the actual meaning.

He was an icon.

BTW: First thought this was about Keith Richards but I guess that guy is just hardened up by every drug known to the universe to immortality.
edit on 4 3 2019 by ManFromEurope because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: Dem0nc1eaner

Gutted.
A legend growing up.
Even managed to shake his hand at an early gig back in the day.
Have the 10 most popular Prodigy tracks queued on Spotify at work , rude not to.
RIP



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 05:58 AM
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I just read he even owned a motorcycle racing team owner.

Wonder how he died.
Hopefully not drugs.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:20 AM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
I just read he even owned a motorcycle racing team owner.

Wonder how he died.
Hopefully not drugs.


Probably drugs...



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:50 AM
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a reply to: Dem0nc1eaner


His Prodigy co-founder Liam Hewlett said Flint had 'taken his own life'.


Just reported in The Sun. Link



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: Dem0nc1eaner

Wow that's a shock.

He was one of a kind. RIP.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

jesus christ.

Artists and this fixation of suicide.

I guess it goes to prove money cant buy happiness.
But it can sure help.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: Dem0nc1eaner

Well keith, you left behind a legacy and will be fondly remembered be many.

I don't know what plane of existence you are in, but here is a excellent remake of 'firestarter' that I'm sure it will make you giggle. To infinity and beyond dude.


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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

I had a poetry instructor in college who thought that artists, the best ones, all lived with immense inner demons. Their art was often a product of those struggles. Whether the demons were generated internally -- depression or other such mental issues -- or externally -- abuse, drug additions, etc., they often set the best artists up to generate great work through the lens of that inner turmoil, but it was walking a fine line with with utter destruction on the other hand.

In order to be the best, you often suffered greatly.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: Dem0nc1eaner

Seen The Prodigy a few times, Keith Flint was a great front man.
I know a couple of people who've met him on more than a few occasions and they reckon he was a very likeable yet ordinary sort of guy.

Think he'd had some tough times during his life.

Very, very sad.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 10:07 AM
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Very sad news that Keith has passed.
I saw Prodigy live when I was in my late teens before they made it big, they were a great band. They made some great tracks.


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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: Dem0nc1eaner

Heard the news on the radio earlier , shocked and saddened.

RiP Keith , Prodigy wasn't my style of music but you started the fire in me.


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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: Dem0nc1eaner

Bah



RIP brother

Still sad.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: Freeborn

I was big into clubbing through the 90s and knew a few people who'd met him in clubs across the north. He was a good guy by all accounts. Whatever his reasons were he's part of the memories of a couple of generations. If there's any life replay at death, he's sure to have seen hundreds of thousands of people having great moments in their own lives to Prodigy tunes.

Aside from clubs, I was reminded of the community of smokers parking up listening to mix tapes (cassettes!). Prodigy were on tons of those tapes. Nostalgia for being patted down by police and when there were droughts and a smoke was hard to come by! DS all over the place lol. They were great and joyful high times.


Man it's a shame he felt like he had to go out this way. If there's karma, he's in credit.



posted on Mar, 5 2019 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: Dem0nc1eaner

R.i.p. Keith. The Prodigy, not just in electronic but out of all the genere of music I listen to will always be one of my favorite bands. Been listening to them since seeing the Firestarter video on mtv. My friend got Music for the Jilted Generation album instead. It was very confusing at first because it was a bit alien and no vocals, aside from samples.
Here is to Keith!!






posted on Mar, 5 2019 @ 05:48 PM
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RIP Keith.

Only liked the first 2 albums.

But been following them since i first seen them live at Jazz in the uk, before they got the hit with Charly.
Your Love was the biggest underground track from them at the time. Also Fire.





posted on Mar, 7 2019 @ 05:37 AM
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a reply to: Fisherr

"Charly says, always tell your mum before you go off somewhere." The Experience reminds me of playing Mario 64 when it was new and I was a little damp behind the ears. Ahh memories.

eta: Fire during the fire level on Mario64. Perfect!

edit on 3/7/2019 by Tundra because: Big up to The Prodigy!



posted on Mar, 29 2019 @ 02:03 PM
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Keith was buried today with family friends and fans paying their respects.

The band had previously called on fans to "raise the roof for Keef" and line the route of the funeral procession through the singer's hometown in Braintree, Essex.

Speakers were set up outside the church to broadcast the service to the crowds.

Rev Rod Reid led the service, which included poems, readings and music from System of a Down, Van Morrison and Pink Floyd. A eulogy was also read out by actor Paul Kaye.
www.bbc.co.uk...

RiP Keith , thanks.

I'm in there somewhere.



posted on Mar, 30 2019 @ 05:19 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I was there as well.

They played in the Dance Tent the next night as well.



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