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Keith Flint

Singer and Dancer Keith Flint

Profession: Singer and Dancer


Biography: Keith Flint was the frontman for the electronic music dance band The Prodigy. The group was a leading player in the UK rave scene in the 1990s.

Flint started as the group's dancer on stage before contributing vocals from their third album. His vocals feature on many of the bands biggest hits including "Firestarter", and "Breathe".

Flint was famous for his physical appearance, his horned hairstyle, piercings, tattoos and for his fierce vocal delivery.

Born: September 17, 1969
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: March 4, 2019 (aged 49)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Historical Events

  • 1997-06-27 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Prodigy, and Radiohead headline; other performers include Smashing Pumpkins, Ray Davies, Van Morrison, Sting, Beck, Phish, and Nancy Griffiths
  • 1997-12-22 MTV removes music video for Prodigy's song "Smack My Bitch Up" from broadcast rotation