A new mural of Keith Flint has appeared in Peterborough.
The Prodigy frontman died earlier this month (March 4). An inquest later ruled his death to have been a suicide.
Street artist Nathan Murdock painted the image of Flint with bright green hair and with his tongue out on a wall in the Cambridgeshire city. He told the BBC that it took two days to do because he “had to get it right”.
“It’s my personal tribute,” he said. “I’ve seen the band loads of times but I last saw them in December. You hear a lot of tragic stories about the deaths of famous people, but this was the first time it meant anything to me.”
I popped round the corner to see Nath and his iconic street art of Keith. Our own shrine to Keith Flint. ITV turned up so I left him to it. Pay it a visit, it’s a brilliant piece of art.
Gizz Butt, the guitarist who played with The Prodigy in the ‘90s, visited the mural after it was finished. In a post on his Facebook page, he called it a “brilliant piece of art” and encouraged fans to go and see it for themselves. He also described it as “our own shrine to Keith Flint.”
The new mural follows one that was painted in Southend earlier this week (March 17). John Bulley painted an image of Flint midway through a performance on a wall under a railway bridge in the seaside town.
Meanwhile, thousands of fans have signed a petition calling for a statue of the late star to be erected in Braintree, the Essex town where The Prodigy were formed and the frontman once attended college.
“Keith was important to not only the people of Braintree, but was well loved and respected worldwide and a pivotal piece of the music industry,” said Saphya Gower, who started the petition. “Braintree being The Prodigy’s hometown, we should remember him. It’ll also reflect how important it is to talk about mental health and not to suffer alone.”