A petition has been 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 that the 49-year-old vocalist took his own life.
Flint was a legendary figure in the electronic dance music scene, and The Prodigy is known for bringing underground British dance music into the mainstream, undoubtedly changing the course of the genre. Now, a petition for a statue to be erected was started by Saphya Gower, hosted on 38 Degrees.
“The plan will be when it reaches a monumental amount of signatures to present it to the council and see what they may 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 currently has 6,042 of the 7,000 signatures it is seeking.
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