Keith Flint thrills fans in The Prodigy’s final performance

The last ever images of The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint have emerged, hours after news of his death was broken on Monday morning.

The images – captured on video in Aukland, New Zealand – see the musician, who died at his Essex home aged 49, on stage performing with his band for what would be the last ever time.

The haunting photographs were captured last month and portray Flint belting out a tune to an adoring crowd, dressed in his typically ‘punk’ style.

The last ever photographs: The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint is seen in images from his final performance before his death

The last ever photographs: The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint is seen in images from his final performance before his death

The last ever photographs: The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint is seen in images from his final performance before his death

The last ever photographs: The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint is seen in images from his final performance before his death

The last ever photographs: The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint is seen in images from his final performance before his death

The lights hit the star’s face eerily, against a smokey backdrop, with his bandmates behind him on stage.

The band were booked to play in Bogota next month, before hitting the road in the US for the month of May.

Following this, they were set to tour European festivals over the Summer months.

But Flint was discovered unconscious at his property near Dunmow, Essex at around 8AM on Monday morning, after police were called over what they described as ‘concerns for his welfare’.

Haunting: The images emerged hours after news of his death was broken on Monday morning

Haunting: The images emerged hours after news of his death was broken on Monday morning

Haunting: The images emerged hours after news of his death was broken on Monday morning

Last time: The images were captured in Aukland, New Zealand

Last time: The images were captured in Aukland, New Zealand

Last time: The images were captured in Aukland, New Zealand

Paramedics attempted to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.  It has since been suggested by Prodigy band member Liam Howlett that the star ‘took his own life’.

‘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***** angry, confused and heart broken….. r.i.p brother,’ read Liam’s Instagram post. 

The group’s tour was in support of their seventh studio album No Tourists, which was released last November.

The latest release is a follow-up to their 2015 album The Day Is My Enemy. 

Encore: The images see the musician, who died at his Essex home aged 49, on stage performing with his band for what would be the last ever time

Encore: The images see the musician, who died at his Essex home aged 49, on stage performing with his band for what would be the last ever time

Encore: The images see the musician, who died at his Essex home aged 49, on stage performing with his band for what would be the last ever time

Sad: The haunting photographs were captured last month and portray Flint belting out a tune to an adoring crowd, dressed in his typically 'punk' style

Sad: The haunting photographs were captured last month and portray Flint belting out a tune to an adoring crowd, dressed in his typically 'punk' style

Sad: The haunting photographs were captured last month and portray Flint belting out a tune to an adoring crowd, dressed in his typically ‘punk’ style

Flint became one of the faces of 1990s rave when his energetic dance style and punk haircuts made him one of music’s most recognisable characters. 

His band were best known for their fast-paced songs including Firestarter, Breathe and Smack My B**** Up.

On Monday, an Essex Police spokesperson said: ‘We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at an address in Brook Hill, North End, just after 8.10am on Monday

‘We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

Future plans: Flint, who was 49, was pictured with fans last month during a tour of Australia. His band planned to tour the US next month

Future plans: Flint, who was 49, was pictured with fans last month during a tour of Australia. His band planned to tour the US next month

Future plans: Flint, who was 49, was pictured with fans last month during a tour of Australia. His band planned to tour the US next month

Sad loss: Flint, the colourful frontman (pictured in 2001), was found dead at his home on Monday

Sad loss: Flint, the colourful frontman (pictured in 2001), was found dead at his home on Monday

Sad loss: Flint, the colourful frontman (pictured in 2001), was found dead at his home on Monday

‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.’

The local ambulance service said they also attended Flint’s house after he was found unconscious, but paramedics were unable to save him.

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said: ‘We were called at 8.08am with reports of a man who was unconscious in Brook Hill, Dunmow.

‘We sent an ambulance officer, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and one ambulance. Sadly a man in his forties died at the scene.’ 

The band said in a statement: ‘It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint.

Bad news: Police have not yet confirmed how the star, pictured (left) in 2011 and (right) in 2015, died. But they say the death is not being treated as suspicious

Bad news: Police have not yet confirmed how the star, pictured (left) in 2011 and (right) in 2015, died. But they say the death is not being treated as suspicious

Bad news: Police have not yet confirmed how the star, pictured (left) in 2011 and (right) in 2015, died. But they say the death is not being treated as suspicious

Bad news: Police have not yet confirmed how the star, pictured (left) in 2011 and (right) in 2015, died. But they say the death is not being treated as suspicious

Bad news: Police have not yet confirmed how the star, pictured (left) in 2011 and (right) in 2015, died. But they say the death is not being treated as suspicious

Many talents: As well as being famous for his music, fast-living Flint also raced bikes as a speedway racer. He is pictured racing in 2013

Many talents: As well as being famous for his music, fast-living Flint also raced bikes as a speedway racer. He is pictured racing in 2013

Many talents: As well as being famous for his music, fast-living Flint also raced bikes as a speedway racer. He is pictured racing in 2013

‘A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.’

Stars from around the music reacted with sadness to news of Flint’s death this morning.

Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers tweeted: ‘Oh gosh, so sad to hear about Keith Flint, he was always great fun to be around and very kind to Tom and I when we first started doing shows together.. great man.’

Radio broadcaster Jo Whiley tweeted: ‘Oh this is sad news. The death of Keith Flint.

A lost friend: Flint (left), with bandmates Maxim and Liam Howlett at The Kerrang Awards in 2006

A lost friend: Flint (left), with bandmates Maxim and Liam Howlett at The Kerrang Awards in 2006

A lost friend: Flint (left), with bandmates Maxim and Liam Howlett at The Kerrang Awards in 2006

Quirky: Flint's outlandish style had mellowed in recent years. He is pictured, left, with wife Mayumi Kai in 2009, and right, in 2001

Quirky: Flint's outlandish style had mellowed in recent years. He is pictured, left, with wife Mayumi Kai in 2009, and right, in 2001

Quirky: Flint's outlandish style had mellowed in recent years. He is pictured, left, with wife Mayumi Kai in 2009, and right, in 2001

Quirky: Flint's outlandish style had mellowed in recent years. He is pictured, left, with wife Mayumi Kai in 2009, and right, in 2001

Quirky: Flint’s outlandish style had mellowed in recent years. He is pictured, left, with wife Mayumi Kai in 2009, and right, in 2001

‘Whenever our paths crossed he was an absolute sweetheart. Really lovely. Incredible iconic frontman with a soft centre. #RIPKeithFlint.’ 

Electronic music duo Chase and Status said: ‘Absolutely devastated to hear the tragic news that the legend Keith Flint from @the-prodigy has passed away.

‘Our thoughts & condolences are with all his friends and family. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Keith and the life changing music they made and championed. RIP.’

Singer Beverley Knight wrote: ‘I just heard, and I am heartbroken. Once the most innovative, fearless, ballsy bands to grace a stage and Keith was perfection up front. We have lost a Titan. #KeithFlint #Prodigy.’

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