Keith Flint’s fans have been invited to line a procession route to celebrate his life on Friday March 29. The Prodigy star was found dead at his home in Essex on March 4 at the age of 49. It was later announced by The Prodigy co-founder Liam Howlett that Keith “took his own life”, prompting an outpouring of grief from those who loved the singer and admired his unique voice. A tweet from the band’s official page welcomed fans to join the procession route to pay their final respects to the late, great artist in his hometown of Braintree, Essex.
The message explained the church service will be private and exclusively for “family and close friends”, but the procession will be open to members of the public.
In the spirit of Keith’s music, attendees have been encouraged to “raise the roof” in celebration of his life.
The message read: “Fans are invited to line the procession route, starting at 3pm in Braintree, Essex on Fri 29th March, to pay their final respects & ‘raise the roof’ for Keef!
“If anyone wishes to lay flowers or tributes these should be sent to St Mary’s church in Bocking, no later than 2pm Friday.
“The church service will just be for family and close friends, but there will be speakers relaying the ceremony outside the church for everyone to hear.”
An image of the route was posted alongside the tweet, detailing that it will start at the “beginning of Courtauld Road, at the roundabout of Railway Street and Coggeshall Road”.
The procession then continues via Courtauld Road before turning right onto Bradford Street and then Church Lane, where it is expected to end at 3.30pm.
His fellow band member and friend Liam discussed the tragic news on The Prodigy’s Instagram page, confirming earlier reports of his death were true.
He 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***ing angry, confused and heartbroken… r.i.p brother Liam #theprodigy.”
The singer became a fan favourite when he emerged as part of the Brit Award-winning electronic group in the 1990s and lent his vocals to a variety of hit songs, which included Firestarter and Breathe.
The Prodigy released their latest album No Tourists in November, which marked their seventh consecutive number one record.
Keith was described in a statement by his bandmates Liam and Maxim as “a true pioneer, innovator and legend”.
They added the music legend was their “brother and best friend” and “he will be forever missed”.
Following Keith’s death, The Prodigy cancelled all forthcoming shows “with immediate effect”, including their appearance at London’s South West Four music festival in August.
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