Keith Flint’s last kind act as family ask for charity donations at funeral

His German Shepherd dog – one of eight pups the star kept at his home – made a special appearance at the funeral, to say a final goodbye.

Keith tragically died earlier this month, at the age of 49, with his cause of death listed as suicide.

And music fans were invited to line the streets near the church in Essex, after a post on the band’s official Twitter page called for them to ‘raise the roof’ along the procession route, ahead of the private service.

‘Fans are invited to line the procession route, starting at 3pm in Braintree, Essex on Fri 29th March, to pay their final respects & ‘raise the roof’ for Keef,’ it read.

‘If anyone wishes to lay flowers or tributes these should be sent to St Mary’s church in Bocking, no later than 2pm Friday.

‘The church service will just be for family and close friends, but there will be speakers relaying the ceremony outside the church for everyone to hear.’

And fans turned up to the service in their hundreds, lining the streets of Essex to say goodbye.

Keith’s wife, Mayumi Kai, was among the first to arrive at the church, to say an emotional final goodbye to the late musician.

The DJ was near tears as she made her way into the church, later joined by Natalie Appleton.

A hearse carrying his coffin was then driven into the church, with ‘Keef’ spelled out in bright orange flowers, along with a yellow smiley-face.

Prodigy bandmates Maxim and Liam Howlett were among the pallbearers who carried his coffin in.

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