Billboard has confirmed with U.K. police that Flint was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex on Monday. “We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner,” they told Billboard.
The band’s surviving members—Liam Howlett, Maxim and Leeroy Thornhill—took to Twitter with a statement. “It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint,” they wrote. “A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”