A Japanese DJ who shares the same name as Keith Flint’s wife has been forced to deny she’s his spouse.
DJ Mayumi Kai’s Twitter page was flooded with comments after she shared a link to a news story about the Prodigy frontman’s passing.
Unable to speak English, she hired an interpreter to work out what was going on, and realised fans thought she was the Mayumi Kai who was married to Keith.
“Attention all, there has been a big misunderstanding. I am not the DJ Mayumi who is the wife of the late musician Keith Flint,” she clarified on Instagram .
“I am not a native English speaker but I recognized some of language used towards me in the comments and had a translator informed me of the situation.
“It deeply saddens me to hear of Keith’s passing. I am a big fan of Prodigy and I have played their songs many times before. My heart goes out to Keith’s family as well as friends and fans! He will be truly missed and may his music live on forever.”
Meanwhile, the real Mayumi has yet to break her silence.
According to reports, she and Keith separated late last year but he had been putting off selling their £1.5million Essex mansion in the hopes of a reconciliation.
“Keith always hoped they could make it work and he made various phone calls to her, pleading with her,” a source told The Sun of the star, who is believed to have been found hanged at his home on Monday.
“But she didn’t change her mind and insisted they sell the house. It broke Keith. Mayumi isn’t to blame but it seems that Keith didn’t think he could carry on without her.”