FANS of The Prodigy have taken to social media after the sad news of Keith Flint's death spread online.

Police confirmed that a man aged 49 was found dead in Essex.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, Dunmow, just after 8.10am on Monday March 4.

"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."

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said: "We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow.

"We sent an ambulance officer, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and one ambulance. Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene."

Warrington Guardian:

The singer performed at Creamfields in 2016

The band said in a statement: "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."

The band had number one hits with Firestarter and Breathe back in 1996.

Warrington Guardian:

Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington was among those paying tribute to


She tweeted: "Keith Flint. Horribly sad news. Thank you for The Prodigy.

You'll be f***** missed."

Radio broadcaster Jo Whiley tweeted: "Oh this is sad news. The death of Keith Flint.

"Whenever our paths crossed he was an absolute sweetheart. Really

lovely. Incredible iconic frontman with a soft centre. #RIPKeithFlint."

Warrington Guardian:

Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers tweeted: "Oh gosh, so sad to hear about Keith Flint, he was always great fun to be around and very kind to Tom and I when we first started doing shows together.. great man."

A post from electronic music duo Chase and Status said: "Absolutely

devastated to hear the tragic news that the legend Keith Flint from

@the_prodigy has passed away.

"Our thoughts & condolences are with all his friends and family. We

wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Keith and the life changing music they

made and championed. RIP."