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Keith Flint funeral: Prodigy legend to be honoured with 'day like no other' says Reverend

Reverend Rod Reid said St Mary’s Church in Bocking had been working closely with the family of The Prodigy vocalist Keith Flint in order to plan tomorrow’s funeral. The Reverend said they were aware fans would want to “feel a part of the day” and, thus, the service will be relayed across the church grounds. “We all want it to be a fitting tribute and a chance to give thanks for Keith and this has always been part of what the family and band wanted from the start,” he told Braintree And Witham Times. “A recognition of the outpouring of love and support that has come from the fans.

“Keith clearly had an impact on many people and so this is an opportunity for people to join him on this, his final journey, and show their respect,” he told the publication.

The Reverend said the funeral will be a “day like no other”.

The funeral procession will begin at 3pm and will take a 1.7-mile route to St Mary’s Church.

Fans have been invited to line the streets of Bocking to say their goodbyes to The Prodigy star.

The band encouraged fans to come and “‘raise the roof’ for Keef’”, telling their 252,000 Twitter followers: “If anyone wishes to lay flowers or tributes these should be sent to St Mary’s Church in Bocking, no later than 2pm Friday.”

They later confirmed the church service would be private, for close friends and family only, adding: “But there will be speakers relaying the ceremony outside the church for everyone to hear.”

Fans and mourners have also been advised there is limited parking nearby, with the church working with Essex Police in anticipation of the number of fans expected to line the streets tomorrow afternoon.

Keith Flint died by suicide aged 49 at his home in Essex earlier this month.

An inquest into his death later heard Keith Flint’s provisional cause of death was hanging.

Coroner’s officer Lynsey Chaffe told the hearing: “Police attended, all protocols were followed and his death was confirmed as not suspicious.”

She said the provisional medical cause of death, recorded as hanging at a post-mortem examination on March 7, remained under investigation while toxicology reports were compiled.

The inquest was adjourned until July 23 for a full hearing.

Following Keith’s death, The Prodigy star Liam Howlett, 47, told the band’s 366,000 Instagram followers: “I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.

“I’m shell shocked, f***in’ angry, confused and heart broken. RIP brother.”(sic)

He later thanked fans for their support and tributes.

Keith was best known as a member of The Prodigy, lending his distinctive vocals to hits including Firestarter and Breathe.

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch.


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