The reverend who will lead Keith Flint’s funeral service has spoken ahead of the ceremony.
The Prodigy frontman died earlier this month (March 4). His death was ruled to be a suicide following an inquest by the coroner. He was 49 years old.
The funeral will take place tomorrow (March 29) in Bocking, an area of Braintree in Essex and will begin with a 1.7-mile procession. Hundreds of fans are expected to line the streets as they say goodbye to Flint.
Speaking to the Braintree And Witham Times, Reverend Rod Reid said St Mary’s Church had been working closely with the family “to get everything right for the day.” They have also been liaising with Essex Police in light of the number of fans expected to want to pay their respects.
“We are aware that many others will want to feel part of the day too, so the church service will be relayed across the church grounds,” Reid said. “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 – a recognition of the outpouring of love and support that has come from the fans.”
While fans will be able to listen to the ceremony from outside the church, only close friends and family of Flint will be allowed inside.
The Prodigy shared details of Flint’s funeral on Twitter last week (March 23), encouraging fans to “‘raise the roof’ for Keef!”
Meanwhile, a new mural of Flint recently appeared in Peterborough. Street artist Nathan Murdock painted the image of the iconic frontman with bright green hair and his tongue sticking out on a wall in the Cambridgeshire city. It followed a similar tribute appearing on a wall in Southend.