Thousands of music fans have actually lined the streets to “raise the roofing system” in homage to Prodigy frontman Keith Flint.
Fans viewed as a horse-drawn carriage brought his casket, topped with a green microphone, to his funeral service at St Mary’s Church in Bocking, Essex. When they got here at the service, #peeee
Bandmates Liam Howlett, Maxim and Leeroy Thornhill were fulfilled by cheers.
The band had actually formerly gotten in touch with fans to “raise the roofing system for Keef” and line the path of the funeral procession through the vocalist’s home town in Braintree, Essex.
Speakers were established outside the church to transmit the service to the crowds.
Rev Rod Reid led the service, that included poems, readings and music from System of a Down, Van Morrison and Pink Floyd. A eulogy was likewise read out by star Paul Kaye.
Flint’s spouse Mayumi Kai was amongst those in participation, in addition to All Saints vocalist Natalie Appleton, better half of Liam Howlett, and Cyrus, Flint’s cherished German shepherd pet.
The 1.5-mile procession began at 15:00 GMT and regional schools closed from midday to permit moms and dads and students to leave the expected traffic turmoil.
Fans from all over the world collected to pay their aspects.
Superfan Araks Azarian, 36, jetted in from Australia to see the funeral procession while Marie Lelicova, 25, took a trip from Prague to bear in mind Flint, whom she stated she had actually “liked given that she was a kid”.
Following the funeral service, fans continued to commemorate the vocalist and cops were required to close a number of roadways around the church due to “a big quantity of pedestrians in the location”.
Flint was born in Redbridge in north-east London and his household relocated to Braintree where, in 1990, he co-founded The Prodigy with Liam Howlett and Leeroy Thornhill.
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The Prodigy had actually been because of explore the United States in May and launched their newest album No Tourists in November.
Most just recently they had actually been on trip in Australia.
At the scene
Doug Faulkner, BBC News online
The state of mind swung from wild raving to minutes of considerate silence and others of hilarity as stories of Keith Flint’s life were informed.
Drum and bass music roared as revellers waited for the arrival of the funeral procession, prior to the thrum of motorcycle engines might be heard accompanying the casket to the church.
As Flint’s bandmates Liam Howlett, Maxim and Leeroy Thornhill approached the church they were cheered by the crowds who yelled “we are with you”.
During the service some sobbed, others sang in addition to the music.
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