Thousands have signed a petition calling for a state of late Prodigy frontman Keith Flint to be erected in the Essex town of Braintree.
Flint was found dead at his Essex home last week. The surviving bandmates paid remembered Flint as “a true pioneer, innovator and legend”, before Liam Hewlett revealed that he had taken his own life. An inquest into the cause of his death opened on Monday, confirming that the incident was not being treated as suspicious and that he had died by hanging.
The online petition has attracted over 3,500 signatures and has been submitted to the local council.
“Keith was important to not only the people of Braintree, but was well loved and respected world wide and a pivotal piece of the music industry,” said Saphya Gower, who started the petition. “Braintree being The Prodigy’s hometown, we should remember him. It’ll also reflect how important it is to talk about mental health and not to suffer alone.”