The Prodigy songs enter chart following Keith Flint’s death

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Fans and famous faces from the music world rushed to pay tribute when news of Keith's death broke last week, with many sharing their memories of meeting him and seeing The Prodigy live.

Police said that Flint was found at his home in Essex in southern England, on the morning of March 4, according to local reports, but said they were not treating the death as suspicious.

A postmortem was carried out at Broomfield hospital on 7 March and the provisional medical cause of death was recorded as hanging. The provisional cause of death has now been reported by the coroner, with toxicology reports to follow.

Now, an inquest has heard the Keith sadly died by suicide. In the wake of Flint's death, The Prodigy canceled all their upcoming performances, including four high-profile USA festival gigs in May.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am on Monday".

BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley said Flint was an "absolute sweetheart" and an "incredible iconic frontman with a soft centre".

A spokesperson said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A true legend. My condolences to you all.

Flint, initially one of the band's two dancers when they first formed in 1990, later became integral to their success, performing vocals on number one singles Firestarter and Breathe.

"Thank you people for all the tributes", he said yesterday.

Howlett confirmed his death on Instagram, writing: "I can't believe I'm saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend".

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