Music and motorbikes mark UK funeral of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint

Dance music performed out for the a whole lot of followers who flocked to the city of Braintree in jap England on Friday for the funeral of Keith Flint, former frontman of the Prodigy.

Face portray and free tattoos have been on provide to those that had come to pay their respects to the “Firestarter” star.

Flint, a figurehead of the 1990s rave motion, was discovered lifeless at his dwelling earlier this month aged 49.

An inquest which opened this month confirmed he had died as the results of hanging. It has been adjourned till July 23 for a full listening to.

Famend for his facial piercings, heavy make-up and eccentric devil-horned hair lower, Flint performed a serious position in establishing the credibility of dance and digital music.

The funeral procession adopted a 2-1/2-mile path to St Mary’s Church and whereas the church service itself was reserved for family and friends, Flint’s bandmates had invited followers to line the path to “increase the roof for Keef!”

Steve Hales was amongst those that heeded the decision.

With darkish make-up and a single strip of inexperienced hair paying homage to Flint’s model, Hales stated the quantity of assist for him was hardly stunning.

“His was music for generations,” he started, earlier than being drowned out by motorbikes roaring up and down the streets.

The horse-drawn hearse was adorned by vibrant orange flowers spelling “Keef” and “Chief”, whereas his notorious fluorescent inexperienced microphone and a sublime association of white and purple roses adorned the coffin.

Actor Paul Kaye delivered the eulogy, recalling tales from Flint’s years on the highway and his love for motorbikes, animals and jujitsu, to call however a number of of his passions.

“You preferred to dwell your life on the razor’s edge for the thrill,” Kaye stated on behalf of bandmate Liam Howlett. “You have been an anti-star, a pirate and dedicated to our reason for shaking folks’s souls and buildings.”

Followers have launched a petition to have a statue of the late singer erected in Braintree. In response to the petition, which has amassed nearly 9,000 signatures, residents of the city need “to pay homage and honor its most well-known son.”

Born in northeast London, Flint moved there within the mid-70s along with his mother and father and in 1990 co-founded The Prodigy with Howlett and Leeroy Thornhill.

The group had been attributable to tour the US in Could and launched their newest album “No Vacationers” in November.