James Blunt's touching message for The Prodigy's Keith Flint

Musician James Blunt has paid tribute to The Prodigy star Keith Flint, saying he was a kind man in an industry full of meanness.

Flint, who provided vocals on hits including 'Firestarter', 'Breathe' and 'Smack My Bitch Up', was found dead in his UK home on Monday (local time).

Police said his death is not being treated as suspicious while The Prodigy founder Liam Howlett said "our brother Keith took his own life".

'You're Beautiful' hitmaker Blunt took to Twitter to publicly honour Flint, saying he cried at the news of his death.

"At the Q Awards years ago, when [Oasis star] Noel Gallagher was saying he was leaving Ibiza because I'd moved there, and [Blur and Gorillaz star] Damon Albarn refused to be in the same picture as me, and [The Jam star] Paul Weller was saying he'd rather eat his own shit than work with me, Keith Flint came over, gave me a hug, and said how thrilled he was for my success," said Blunt.

"Keith, I only met you once, but I shed a tear at the news of your death. In our business, there are no prizes for being kind, but if there was, that Grammy would be yours."

At the time of publishing, Gallagher, Albarn and Weller have not responded to Blunt's tweet, nor mentioned Flint's death on their Twitter accounts.

Other celebrities and dance music stars who have posted tributes to Flint on social media include The Chemical Brothers, Rita Ora, Zane Lowe, Chase & Status, Paul Oakenfold, Skrillex, Nina Kraviz, Professor Green, Adam Beyer, Hardwell and Pete Tong.