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Live blog: The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint's funeral

Bringing you all the updates from today's funeral service in Essex

  • Mixmag staff
  • 29 March 2019

Today is the funeral service of The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint who passed away on March 4.

Fans have been invited to join the procession, starting at 3pm, in Braintree, Essex. A private ceremony for friends and family will then take place at St Mary's Church in the village of Bocking, with fans able to hear the proceedings through speakers outside the church.

Fans from all over the world are expected to attend today to pay tribute to the icon, whose appearance and energy on stage made him synonymous with not only rave culture, but also rock, in the 1990s.

The Prodigy confirmed Keith's death earlier this month, writing: "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."

Scores of dance music artists paid tribute to Keith after his passing, from Skrillex and The Chemical Brothers to Nina Kraviz and The Black Madonna.

Here we'll be providing you with updates from the funeral procession throughout the day, whether it be through photos, videos, tweets or interviews with fans.

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16:19 - Keith Flint's coffin is carried into St Mary's Church with the ceremony now underway.

16:11 - The funeral procession is applauded and cheered as it passes trough the crowds of thousands lining the streets of Braintree.

15:57 - The order of service cards contain some amazing images from across Keith's life.

15.21 - So many people. So much love. And the sun is shining down for a person who meant so much to so many.

15.13 - Scenes in the streets outside the church.

15.10 - Keith's coffin makes its way towards St Mary's Church

15.07 - Fans doing what Keith did best: having a right good time.

14.38 - Soundsystems and motorbikes. A farewell Keith would be proud of.

14.31 - An ant has never looked so good. Half an hour to go until the procession begins.

14.17 - "Thanks for the music and the dance"

14.11 - KEEF. The name Keith was affectionately known as is displayed on top of the hearse. Of course there's the classic acid smiley in there, too.

13.49 - The tunes are rolling opposite the church where today's funeral takes place. Classic Keith in the background.

13.41 - It's all about Keith Flint and his party spirit on our train to Essex.

12.57 - A Dutch fan tells BBC Essex The Prodigy was the reason he fell in love with dance music in the '90s.

12.53 - A beautiful display of flowers from fans on show at St. Mary's Church

12.44 - Newsquest journalist George Henry King films flowers being loaded into the hearse.

12.04 - RIP FIRESTARTER

11.06 - Keith Flint stole the hearts of ravers worldwide, as proved by this Czech Republic flag paying tribute.

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