Keith Flint, frontman for , has been confirmed dead at the age of 49. No official announcement was made surrounding how he passed away, but one of his bandmates Lian Howlett wrote a small tribute on Instagram confirming that he had taken his own life by suicide.

posted this via their social media this AM:

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.

Sad news. R.I.P. to the Firestarter 🔥🔥🔥

– Firestarter (Official Video)