Keith Flint, The Prodigy frontman, dies of suicide at age 49

Keith Flint was the energetic and memorable frontman for British electronic dance group, The Prodigy.

Prodigy was the band that popularized underground UK dance music in the US.

Flint’s double mohawk, facial piercings and heavy eyeliner made him an instantly recognizable figure in 1990s.

He originally joined the group as a dancer, but eventually recorded snarling vocals on hit singles “Firestarter” and “Breathe.” The Prodigy’s 1997 album “The Fat of the Land” reached number one in the US and the UK.

Although his stage persona was dangerous, he was often described by people who met him as gentle and kind.

He also spoke in interviews about his struggles with drug abuse and depression.