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Keith Flint, of The Prodigy, has died aged 49. Flint sang lead vocals on both the band’s number one singles, Breathe and Firestarter.

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Seen here sticking his tongue out at press photographers during the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards gala in London, Flint was known for his fluorescent spiked hair.

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The Prodigy were known for their anti-establishment stance.

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BBC Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley described Flint as an “absolute sweetheart” and an “incredible iconic frontman with a soft centre”. Flint is seen here at the V97 concert at Temple Newsham, Leeds, 1997.

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In 2006, The Prodigy appeared on the first day of the Isle of Wight Festival.

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Flint grew up in Braintree, Essex, and left school at 15.

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Performing during the Oxegen Festival in 2008 at Punchestown Racecourse in the Irish Republic.

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Flint was photographed away from his stage persona at the Glastonbury Festival in 2009.

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The band performed on the main stage during BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, at Lydiard Park, in Swindon, in 2009.

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Flint and the band took over Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show in 2009.

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Flint, Liam Howlett and Maxim performing at T in the Park in 2015

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Liam Howlett (right) and fellow bandmate Maxim (left) 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.” The three are seen here in Tokyo in 2015.

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The band were due to tour the US in May this year.

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Flint’s bandmate Liam Howlett said on The Prodigy’s official Instagram account he’s “shell-shocked… angry, confused and heartbroken”.