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U.K. Dance Music Pioneer Keith Flint Dead At 49

Keith Flint Dead UK Dance Music The Prodigy
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Mar. 4 2019, Updated 3:12 p.m. ET

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Keith Flint, the wild rocker who transformed U.K. dance music in the 1990s, has died.

As RadarOnline.com has learned, The Prodigy frontrunner passed away inside his home on Monday, March 4. He was 49.

Though his cause of death has not been released, British police are not treating it as suspicious, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed," wrote his bandmates in a Twitter statement this Monday morning. "We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time."

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During his decades-long career, Flint — with the help of his bandmates — revolutionized the U.K.'s rave scene and brought dance music to the top of the mainstream charts. Since its debut in 1990, The Prodigy sold an estimated 30 million records worldwide, taking its place as one of the biggest British bands of the 1990s.

Hits include "Firestarter" and "Breathe" both from their 1997 album The Fat of the Land.

Despite the fact that the band's co-founder Liam Howlett wrote much of the stars' music, Flint became the most recognizable member. With his lively stage performances, dark makeup, crazy outfits and colorful hairdos, he came to be known, in many ways, as the face of U.K.'s rage music scene.

R.I.P. Keith Flint.

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