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The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett seen for first time since Keith Flint’s death as band thank fans

Liam Howlett was seen filling up his sports car at a North London garage on Sunday

Keith Flint’s former band mates have thanks fans for their outpouring of support after The Prodigy star’s death.

Liam Howlett, 47, was seen in North London yesterday, the first time since Flint was found dead on March 4.

Howlett, considered the leader of the band, was seen days after appearing to confirm Keith took his own life.

Previously he wrote on Instagram: ‘The news is true, I can’t believe I’m saying this but our brother Keith took his own life over the weekend.

‘I’m shell shocked , f***ing angry, confused and heart broken r.i.p brother.’

Howlett was seen looking glum as he filled up his car in London, near to where there was a rave in honour of Keith over the weekend, with proceeds going to mental health charities. 

Energetic musician, singer and dancer Flint was found unresponsive by medics in his £1.5million marital home he shared with estranged wife Mayumi Kai, in Dunmow, Essex.

Keith fought a long battle with drink, drugs and depression, however his wife previously had ‘saved him’ from his party lifestyle. 

Over the weekend it emerged he had spent up to two years dating a mother-of-three in Essex before his death last week.

Prodigy members Liam Howlett (L) and Keith Flint attend a Music Showcase headlined by Amanda Ghost in 2006

Prodigy members Liam Howlett (L) and Keith Flint attend a Music Showcase headlined by Amanda Ghost in 2006

Liam seemed preoccupied and pensive as he filled up his car according to those who saw him

Liam seemed preoccupied and pensive as he filled up his car according to those who saw him

Mr Howlett was among the first to confirm the suicide of his friend

Liam Howlett thanked fans for 'keeping us going' before being seen for the first time

Liam Howlett was seen in North London on Sunday almost a week after Keith Flint’s death 

The Prodigy star was dating Faye Kelbie, 43, after the pair met in their local village.

At the time of his death last Monday it was reported the Firestarter hitmaker, 49, had been asking estranged wife Mayumi Kai to come home.

However, it has now emerged he had been dating Faye after splitting with Mayumi, a Japanese DJ, years ago.

The businesswoman has been devastated by his suicide, a friend told The Sun. The pair had broken up weeks ago but had talked days before his death, it was claimed.

Flint is believed to have taken his own life at his home in Dunmow.

A source close to Faye told The Sun: ‘Faye is absolutely devastated. For over two years, Keith was a huge part of her life and she adored him. ‘They split up because she struggled with the amount of time he was touring.

A wall in Brick Lane was sprayed with a tribute to the tragic singer who was adored by thousands of fans. Prodigy said they have been touched by the outpouring of love for Keith

A wall in Brick Lane was sprayed with a tribute to the tragic singer who was adored by thousands of fans. Prodigy said they have been touched by the outpouring of love for Keith 

Keith Flint was in a 'serious relationship' with secret girlfriend Faye Kelbie, according to new reports after his death last week

Keith Flint was in a ‘serious relationship’ with secret girlfriend Faye Kelbie, according to new reports after his death last week 

Flint bought the country home and the surrounding estate in 1997 and was often seen riding through the village on his horse

Flint bought the country home and the surrounding estate in 1997 and was often seen riding through the village on his horse

Keith Flint was found dead on Monday, March 4, after being out with his trainer at the weekend for a run and lunch

Keith Flint was found dead on Monday, March 4, after being out with his trainer at the weekend for a run and lunch

‘Faye just wishes she had known the extent of his unhappiness and mental health issues — she would have done all she could to help. But the feeling is that Keith made his mind up to end things weeks ago.’

Faye, who runs her own dermatology clinic and has three sons was seen crying after his death but declined to comment on their relationship.

The singer was last seen in a pub in Chelmsford buying lunch for his personal trainer. Just hours earlier he had run a Park Run 5k and reportedly got a personal best time in.

He was last seen on March 2, when he appeared to be in good spirits. 

Pictures shared with MailOnline show hours after a park run the singer and dancer was casually dressed, eating with his personal trainer at the Galvin Green Man in Chelmsford. 

He was seen joking with other diners as he bought lunch for himself and his trainer. 

He even asked permission to take a few bottles of beer and cider home with him afterwards, it was claimed.

Faye Kelbie is believed to have been dating The Prodigy singer

Ms Kelbie is said to be devastated by Flint's death

Faye Kelbie is said to be devastated after the death of Keith Flint who she was dating 

Keith Flint (left) seemed happy on Saturday lunchtime, proudly discussing that morning's personal-best 5k run with his personal trainer (right) and how it felt good to open his lungs up.

Keith Flint (left) seemed happy on Saturday lunchtime, proudly discussing that morning’s personal-best 5k run with his personal trainer (right) and how it felt good to open his lungs up.

He was sat next to an unlit fire, prompting the photographer to initially joke about whether he was going to be a Firestarter again as he sang in his 1990s hit which made Prodigy a household name.

However, he was battling personal demons. 

The Prodigy front man is even understood to have delayed the sale of the couple’s £1.5million country pile in Essex in hopes of winning back Mayumi.

The 15th century farmhouse was listed for sale just days ago. 

The 'Firestarter' star was seated comfortably by the pub's log fire, prompting jokes with locals on Saturday - but less than 36 hours later police found him unresponsive at his home. Band mates said he had taken his own life

The ‘Firestarter’ star was seated comfortably by the pub’s log fire, prompting jokes with locals on Saturday – but less than 36 hours later police found him unresponsive at his home. Band mates said he had taken his own life

Pictures of Keith Flint (middle) taking part in the Park Run even in Chelmsford two days before he was found dead at home 

Pictures of Keith Flint (middle) taking part in the Park Run even in Chelmsford two days before he was found dead at home 

Keith credited his DJ wife Mayumi Kai, pictured right, with saving him from a life of 'drugs and sh***ing around' but yesterday it was reported the pair had recently split

Keith credited his DJ wife Mayumi Kai, pictured right, with saving him from a life of ‘drugs and sh***ing around’ but yesterday it was reported the pair had recently split

 

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