Prodigy frontman Keith Flint looked in great shape shortly just two days before his tragic death was confirmed
The Prodigy star Keith Flint is seen taking part in a park run near his home – in what’s thought to be the last picture of the star.
Flint, 49, ran the Chelmsford park run, in Essex, achieving a personal best of 21.22, on Saturday morning at 9am.
His bandmate Liam Howlett confirmed he took his own life that weekend.
Journalist, author and runner Rob Hadgraft shared the information on Twitter this afternoon, writing: “Sad news about #KeithFlint – comes only two days after he’d looked in great shape and spirits, storming round the Chelmsford Parkrun in a PB of around 21 minutes.”
The image of Keith is believed to be the last picture of the tragic star, and showed him looking fit and well as he took part in the race.
It came just two days before his shock death was confirmed.
His bandmate Liam later confirmed Flint had taken his own Life.
In an Instagram post, Liam wrote: “The news is true , 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 ….. r.i.p brother Liam #theprodigy .”
The band also tweeted: “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. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”
A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at just after 8.10am on Monday.
“We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.
“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Keith and Liam have been best friends for years, with Liam saying in the band’s last interview in December 2018 that they’re closer than ever after 30 years of performing together.
“It’s amazing really. We go up and down like brothers.
I think now we have a bit more respect for each other’s space, as when you’re on tour, you’re in each other’s pockets all the time.
“It’s usually me and Keith that butt heads but this time we didn’t, we helped each other,” Liam told the Sunday Mail.
That’s the good thing about the band, throughout the lifespan of it there’s been different times each one was the leader, like around Firestarter we followed Keith’s lead, on Poison we followed Maxim and other times it was me.
“Whoever’s got the good idea at the time to take the band forward steps up and the rest of us go with it.
“We’ve got a lot of respect for each other.
“There’s been problems in the past but we iron them out. We’re like brothers, that’s the way it works.”
He added: “We love it and just keep going. It’s a serious thing and if we ever get to a point it’s not, that’s when we’ll stop.”
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