Dave Grohl Hit By Suicide Of The Prodigy’s Keith Flint

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You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint was found dead Monday in his home outside London, and his bandmates say he took his own life. The Prodigy were one of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s favorite musical acts. Foo Fighters tweeted, “RIP the incomparable Keith Flint. A true icon in every way. Thank you for the inspiration, music and friendship.”

Police were making a welfare check at Keith’s home in Essex, England when they found his body. Police will only say there’s no reason to suspect foul play — however, Prodigy founder Liam Howlett says it was suicide. He posted, “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend. I’m shell shocked, f**kin angry, confused and heart broken.”

Garbage singer Shirley Manson tweeted, “Deeply saddened to hear of the death of Keith Flint. Our sincere condolences to his family, loved ones, bandmates and all Prodigy fans.”

“We have always admired The Prodigy and found endless inspiration in Keith. This is sad news indeed.”

The Chemical Brothers tweeted, “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 Prodigy’s influence was far reaching, with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl frequently praising them and calling The Prodigy one of his favorite bands. They were one of the few non guitar heavy acts he praised for years, praising them as recently as last year.

Keith Flint discussed collaborating with Grohl in 2009, calling him a good friend.

Lead singer Keith Flint told BBC 6Music, “we didn’t do it to be us and Dave our rock buddy collaboration, but just as a friend of ours who does wicked drums that did a track with us.”

Band member Liam Howlett added “we’ve known Dave for quite a few years. We haven’t just phoned him up and said, ‘Dave can you get on the record?'”

“He sent me some drums on a hard-drive with hope that it might inspire me to write a song – sure enough when I got the hard-drive it was really inspirational,” he said.

“It’s good to hear him play the drums without any other instruments – people don’t hear that.”

Grohl told MTV in 1997, “I love The Prodigy, The Prodigy are awesome, just bottom line, everybody knows. I talk about The Prodigy so much.”

Taylor Hawkins added, “He’s like their PR guy.”

Grohl said, “I’m like their spokesmodel, I love them.”

“They probably think I’m weird, because I talk about how much I like them.”

Grohl even said as recently in an interview last year that he ‘loved’ The Prodigy, making it clear they stood out as a great act even as he lamented guitar based rock losing festival influence.