Prodigy frontman Keith Flint's bed sells for £8.5k at auction

Friday, November 8, 2019

A bed belonging to late The Prodigy star Keith Flint has fetched £8,500 at auction.

The custom-made oak and steel bed is supported at each corner by entwined thorns and is accessed via steps supported on the back of a crouching winged mythical beast.

It was one of more than 170 lots of the star's belongings sold at auction to settle liabilities following the singer's death in March.

The winning bid for a collection of his body jewellery, including a distinctive nose piercing that he wore on and off stage, was £2,200.

Among the other items sold were a large welded aluminium and steel model ant, the insect used as The Prodigy's logo, which went for £8,000.

Keith Flint died at his Essex home

And a gold presentation disc given to Flint for the success of the band's 1992 debut album, Experience, sold for £13,000.

A total of £347,750 was raised from the sales.

Flint, 49, was found dead at his home in Essex earlier this year,  with unspecified amounts of cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system.

A coroner heard he had died from hanging, but said there was not "enough evidence" to suggest it was suicide, and came to an open conclusion.

Martin Millard, a director at Cheffins Fine Art, where the items were auctioned, said bidders had travelled from "all over Europe" to attend the sale.

"The Keith Flint Collection surpassed all expectations," he said.

"The interest in the sale was phenomenal and there was a fantastic atmosphere in the saleroom throughout the evening."

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