Keith Flint: Mural paying tribute to late Prodigy singer appears in Southend

Clarisse Loughrey
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Keith Flint: Mural paying tribute to late Prodigy singer appears in Southend

A mural paying tribute to late musician Keith Flint has appeared in Southend.

The Prodigy singer was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on 4 March. An inquest ruled that he died by suicide.

Bandmates Liam Howlett and Maxim described Flint as “a true pioneer, innovator and legend”. They said he was their “brother and best friend” and “will be forever missed”.

According to the Southend Echo, Southend BID commissioned local artist John Bulley to create the mural, situated on Southend High Street and inspired by The Prodigy’s biggest hit, “Firestarter”.

The piece is titled Twisted Animator – a spin on “Firestarter”’s memorable lyrics.

Southend BID manager Alison Dewey said: “I thought it might be a nice tribute to a brilliant Essex frontman and I, like many people of my generation who experienced the rave scene of the late 80’s and 90’s, loved The Prodigy!

“John’s painting is a wonderful way to remember Keith.”

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