The Prodigy cancel all shows following death of Keith Flint

6 March 2019, 11:08 | Updated: 6 March 2019, 13:06

The Prodigy's Maxim, Keith Flint & Liam Howlett
The Prodigy's Maxim, Keith Flint & Liam Howlett. Picture: Press/Carlos Alvarez Montero

The Firestarter outfit have taken to social media to cancel all their gigs "with immediate effect" following the tragic passing of their frontman.

The Prodigy have announced that all their forthcoming shows will be cancelled, following the tragic death of their frontman.

The music and entertainment world was left shaken when The Prodigy star was found dead, aged just 49, in his home in Dunmow, Essex on Monday (4 March).

Now, taking to Twitter the band have announced: "Following the tragic death of Keith Flint all forthcoming Prodigy shows will be cancelled with immediate effect. TheProdigyHQ".

The band were set to headline the likes of Snowbombing Festival, and Glastonbury Festival organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed the band were booked for 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."

Flint's former partner and TV personality Gail Porter broke her silence on Twitter, simply writing: "Heartbroken".

READ MORE: See the tributes for The Prodigy's Keith Flint here

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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