Petition emerges seeking Keith Flint statue to be erected in Essex, England

Petition emerges seeking Keith Flint statue to be erected in Essex, EnglandKeith Flint

A petition was launched to erect a statue of The Prodigy frontman and founding member Keith Flint in his hometown of Essex, England. Earlier this month, Flint was found dead in his home just a few short months before the group was about to embark on a North American tour. Fellow co-founder of The Prodigy, Liam Howlett confirmed the 49-year-old vocalist took his own life.

Flint was a mythical figure in the electronic dance music scene, and The Prodigy is known for bringing underground British dance music into the mainstream, definitely changing the course of the genre. Now, a request for a statue to be erected was launched by Saphya Gower, hosted on 38 Degrees.

“The strategy will be if it reaches a monumental number of signatures to present it to the council and see what they could be able to discuss/contribute. It’s early days yet obviously but hopefully the outcome will be the right one. My parents generation had the Beatles & The Rolling Stones. My generation had The Prodigy, Manchester has Oasis, Braintree has The Prodigy,” the petition reads.

The petition now has 6,042 of the 7,000 signatures it is seeking.

Photo Credit: Ed Jones / Agence France-Presse

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