Thousands have added their name to a petition calling for a Keith Flint statue to be built in Braintree, Essex.
Following the death of The Prodigy frontman on 4 March, a petition has now been created by Saphya Gower, campaigning for a statue of Flint to be erected in Braintree. Keyboardist Liam Howlett first formed the group in Braintree, Essex, in 1990.
“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,” the petition states.
“The Prodigy were the single most iconic act of at least three generations of music lovers. A statue of Keith is needed to look over Braintree and carry on inspiring the people to follow their dreams.”
It adds, “My parents’ generation had The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. My generation had The Prodigy, Manchester has Oasis, Braintree has The Prodigy.” [sic]
The petition is aiming to receive 4,000 signatures. As it stands (13 March, 11.40am) the petition currently contains 3,581 signatures.
Flint was found dead in his home in Dunmow, Essex, last week. Howlett confirmed his cause of death as suicide. Flint was aged 49.