Crowds of mourners have gathered in the town of Braintree, Essex for the funeral of Prodigy front man Keith Flint, who was found dead in his home on March 4.
Earlier this week, the band posted an invitation for fans to come and pay their final respects to ‘Keef’ on Friday, and “raise the roof” for the departed vocalist.
Mourners were invited to follow the procession through town as it made its way to St Mary’s Church, where the funeral service started.
The band advised that the service was for family and close friends only, but that there would be speakers relaying the ceremony outside the church for everyone to hear.
Per reports in The Guardian, a large crowd gathered on the village green between the pub and the church to listen to the service, with fans from as far away as Australia in attendance.
— BBC Essex (@BBCEssex) March 29, 2019
Keith Flint started out as a dancer in The Prodigy in the early 1990s before becoming a vocalist on the group’s best-loved songs, including ‘Breathe‘ and ‘Firestarter‘.
Remaining Prodigy members Liam Howlett and Maxim remembered him as “a true pioneer, innovator and legend”, as well as a “brother and best friend” who “will be for ever missed.”
He was 49. R.I.P.