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Keith Flint funeral LIVE: Prodigy star’s bandmates Liam Howlett and Maxim pay tribute | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Keith Flint’s wife, Mayumi Kai, was seen in attendance at the late star’s funeral today, held in Braintree, Essex.

She appeared emotional as she joined fans to pay tribute to the Prodigy star. 

His band members Liam Howlett, 47, and Maxim, 52, were in attendance to honour their pal and group member.

Nicole Appleton, former All Saints member, seemed sombre as she headed inside St. Mary’s Church. 

Fans were invited to line the streets in a procession as they said goodbye to the legendary singer.

Prodigy bandmates encouraged fans to “raise the roof” for Keith as they told their 252,000 Twitter followers: “If anyone wishes to lay flowers or tributes these should be sent to St Mary’s Church in Bocking, no later than 2pm Friday.”

They later confirmed the church service would be private, for close friends and family only, adding: “But there will be speakers relaying the ceremony outside the church for everyone to hear.”

The procession started from Courtauld Road in Braintree and is expected to end at St Mary’s Church where a service will be held for close family and friends.

Reverend Rod Reid who will be leading the church service recently spoke out about the funeral and said he was working closely with the family about the arrangements.

He also said he was aware that fans wanted to “feel part of the day” and therefore the service will be relayed across the church grounds.

Revered Reid told Braintree And Witham Times: “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.

“Keith clearly had an impact on many people and so this is an opportunity for people to join him on this, his final journey, and show their respect.”

The Prodigy vocalist died from suicide and was found in his Essex home earlier this month.

An inquest into Flint’s death heard the provisional cause of death was from hanging.

Coroner’s officer Lynsey Chaffe told the hearing: “Police attended, all protocols were followed and his death was confirmed as not suspicious.”

She said the provisional medical cause of death, recorded as hanging at a post-mortem examination on March 7, remained under investigation while toxicology reports were compiled.

The inquest was adjourned until July 23 for a full hearing.

Keith rose to fame as part of the collective Prodigy and was known for his distinctive voice and the group’s eclectic sound.

Their hits include Firestarter, Breathe and Out of Space.

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch.

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