Prodigy frontman Keith Flint shared £5million in earnings between him and his bandmates in the two years before he was found dead at home last week, accounts reveal
- Keith Flint and his band shared £5 million between them over the last two years
- Prodigy frontman pocketed earnings of £1.7 million in the years before his death
- Flint was found hanged at his country mansion in the Essex village of Dunmow
- The bulk of the band’s income is believed to have come from tours and festivals
Prodigy frontman Keith Flint was last pictured at a pub in Chelmsford, Essex, on March 2
Prodigy star Keith Flint and his band shared £5 million between them in the two years leading up to his death.
Flint, 49, who was found hanged at his £1.5million country mansion in the Essex village of Dunmow on March 4, pocketed earnings of £1.7 million over the period.
He and fellow band members Liam Howlett and Maxim, real name Keith Palmer, split the cash they received equally.
The band made nearly £2 million last year and £3 million the year before, with their popularity still high.
The bulk of their income is understood to have come from touring profits.
In the two year period, they played to sold out crowds around the world, performing in more than 70 gigs and festivals.
The group set up a company called Prodpro LLP in 2013 to channel income from their live gigs around the world.
The partnership called still had nearly £450,000 in cash left in it – a third of which also belongs to Flint.
The Firestarter singer also ran a pub in Pleshey, Essex and until four years ago owned two property companies to manage his investments.
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An inquest opened this week and heard he was found hanged at his countryside home.
He had recently returned from a tour in Australia and locals said they had seen him jogging in the lead up to his death.
The inquest came as Flint’s former bandmates thanked fans for their outpouring of support after his death.
Bandmates: Flint (left), with Maxim and Liam Howlett at The Kerrang Awards in 2006. The band shared £5 million between them in the last two years
A two-minute hearing was told Flint had died by hanging and a toxicology report was being prepared.
Coroner’s assistant Lynsey Chaffe told the court today: ‘On March 4, 2019, Mr Flint, a 49-year-old gentleman, was found unresponsive at his home.
‘An ambulance was called paramedics arrived and found Mr Flint had passed away. Police attended, all protocols were followed and the death was confirmed as non-suspicious.
‘A post-mortem examination was carried out on March 6, 2019 at Broomfield Hospital by Doctor Lower who has given a provisional cause of death as hanging, which is under investigation whilst we are awaiting toxicology.’
A full hearing will take place on July 23. Senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray passed her condolences to the band’s manager as she set a date.
Howlett was seen filling up his sports car at the petrol station in North London on Sunday
Fans of the tragic Prodigy frontman are calling for a statue to be installed in his hometown to ‘carry on inspiring the people to follow their dreams’.
Thousands of residents in Essex have already signed the appeal on a website for a statue of ‘Braintree’s most famous son’ to be built.
Dave Paris, who set up the online petition with his partner Saphya Gower on Sunday, says residents want to see a lasting tribute to Flint.
He added that Flint’was important to not only the people of Braintree, but was well loved and respected world wide’ and that the monument should help to reflect the importance of mental health.
Flint’s Prodigy bandmate Liam Howlett was seen in North London on Sunday, for the first time since Flint was found dead.
Howlett, 47, considered the leader of the band, was seen days after appearing to confirm Flint took his own life.
Previously he wrote on Instagram: ‘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***ing angry, confused and heart broken r.i.p brother.’
Howlett was seen looking glum as he filled up his car in London, near to where there was a rave in honour of Flint over the weekend, with proceeds going to mental health charities.
Celebrities across the music and entertainment industry paid tribute to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint, after news broke that the star had been found dead, aged 49
Energetic musician, singer and dancer Flint was found unresponsive by medics in his marital home he shared with estranged wife Mayumi Kai.
Flint had fought a long battle with drink, drugs and depression, however his wife previously had ‘saved him’ from his party lifestyle.
Over the weekend it emerged he had spent up to two years dating a mother-of-three in Essex before his death last week.
The Prodigy star was dating Faye Kelbie, 43, after the pair met in their local village.
Thousands sign petition calling for a statue of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint in Braintree, to celebrate ‘its most famous son’
Fans of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint are calling for a statue to be erected in his hometown to commemorate him.
Flint, 49, was found hanged at his £1.5million country mansion in the Essex village of Dunmow on March 4.
Now, thousands of Essex residents are calling for a statue of the music legend, to ‘carry on inspiring the people to follow their dreams’.
Dave Paris, who set up the online petition with his partner Saphya Gower on Sunday evening , says residents want to see a lasting tribute to Keith Flint.
He added that Keith ‘was important to not only the people of Braintree, but was well loved and respected world wide’ and that the monument should help to reflect the importance of mental health.
Braintree was a place where the legendary singer grew up and where the group Prodigy was formed in the 90s.
Dave said: ‘He had such an effect on me over the years – his energy and passion while he was on stage or off stage just got me.
‘He was an inspiration to millions and showed that if you put your mind to it, anything is possible.
‘A statue of Keith is needed to look over Braintree and carry on inspiring the people to follow their dreams.
‘If Colchester can stick a statute of an elephant that no one wants on a roundabout at a huge cost then I feel Braintree should seize the opportunity to pay homage and honour its most famous son.’
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