Campaign launched to get The Prodigy's Firestarter to No.1
10 March 2019, 20:00 | Updated: 10 March 2019, 20:01
Since the tragic news of the passing of Keith Flint, fans have launched a page to help get their 1996 hit back to the top of the charts.
Fans have launched a campaign to get The Prodigy to number one, following the tragic news of Keith Flint's death.
The music and entertainment world was left shaken when The Prodigy star was found dead, aged just 49, in his home in Essex on Monday (4 March).
Now a Facebook event page, hosted by Harvey Arscott and Christian Marshall-Harris, is calling for fans of the rave legends' 1996 single to help it climb to the top of the charts again.
The details on the public page reads: "Rest in peace to the fire starter. Lets make sure the fire continues 🔥 "We need to raise awareness of mental health issues and suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 and that needs to change!! "This is the best way to raise Keith's profile and bring his plight to the forefront of pop culture and mainstream."
Watch the video to the single here:
The Prodigy have today announced that all of their shows will be cancelled, writing: "Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect. TheProdigyHQ".
Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect.— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) March 5, 2019
It follows their official statement, which read: "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."
Shortly after the news broke on Twitter, bandmate Liam Howlett took to social media to tell fans Flint "took his own life".
Posting a picture on the band's official Instagram, 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 , fuckin angry , confused and heart broken ..... r.i.p brother Liam"
See his post below:
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