Charlee Murphy-Frost wrote a touching tribute to her father (pictured)
The daughter of Prodigy security minder ‘Con’ Murphy has paid tribute to her father after his death following a decade-long struggle with blood cancer – just weeks after the band’s frontman Keith Flint was found hanged.
The news of ‘Superman’ Con’s death was announced on the band’s website as they paid tribute to their ‘greatest loyal friend’, whose real name was Cornelius Murphy.
Mr Murphy was said to have died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at the Thames Hospice in Windsor following a 10-year struggle with myeloma, a common form of blood cancer.
His daughter Charlee Murphy-Frost wrote a touching tribute to her father, saying yesterday: ‘In the early hours of this morning, my dad took his final breaths, peacefully bringing to an end his long fight with cancer – a battle he fought with the bravest determination and the utmost stoicism.
‘Up until and including his final moments, he was surrounded by the incredible friends and family that he was so proud to say he knew and loved.
‘I’ll miss him so so much. Our beloved husband, dad, son, brother, friend and warrior.’
Last year Myeloma UK said that The Prodigy had raised nearly £8,000 for the group through an online auction and collecting donations throughout their UK tour.
A statement for the organisation said: ‘Myeloma currently affects around 17,500 people in the UK each year, making it the third most common form of blood cancer. Whilst treatable, it is not yet curable and Myeloma UK is working to change that.
‘The Prodigy have been supporters of Myeloma UK and their work for many years, through a personal connection of one of the band members.’
Band member Liam Howlett, who was pictured wearing a Myeloma UK paracord bracelet, told the group: ‘It’s important for us to support Myeloma UK in any way we can.’
Mr Murphy passed away just weeks after the band’s frontman Keith Flint was found hanged. The news of ‘Superman’ Con’s death was announced on the band’s website as they paid tribute to their ‘greatest loyal friend’
Band member Liam Howlett, pictured wearing a Myeloma UK paracord bracelet. Last year Myeloma UK said that The Prodigy had raised nearly £8,000 for the group
The band posted a tribute to Mr Murphy on social media, saying: ‘R.i.P Con. You always had our backs and looked after us for years,you got us out of many sticky situations on tour,you were a truly great man, in fact you were actually Superman – the people that knew you will understand what I’m sayin,’ they wrote in the post.
‘Above all you were the greatest loyal friend to us all man. We will truly miss you and never forget you brother. Our love goes out to Jayne and family. The Prodigy boys.’
The Prodigy’s minder Con Murphy died a little over a month after frontman Keith Flint’s death
The band also shared a series of pictures of Mr Murphy and Flint, including one of him lifting up Flint as he was surrounded by fans at a gig.
Fans who knew Mr Murphy responded to the band’s Twitter post and paid tribute, with one saying: ‘A lovely guy and a true gentle giant… a true loss to the world.’
Another, Elvis Marley, wrote: ‘Con was a great man. The time and help he gave me personally over the last 15 years will always be truly appreciated. I am proud to have called him a friend”
Other fans responded to the post to give their own heartfelt tributes, with one saying, ‘So disappointed, no words, i love you so much, so f***ing sad, that’s my true word’.
Another wrote: ‘He truly was a great man. So sad at this news. Huge love and light to all the Prodigy family.’
‘So sad to hear this again, sending my love and support to you,’ said another.
His death comes just weeks after Flint was found dead aged 49 on March 4, and a preliminary inquest later found that he had died as a result of hanging.
Bandmate Liam Howlett said that Flint ‘took his own life’ in an earlier Instagram post.
At the star’s funeral on March 29, a huge crowd danced through the streets of Essex as his coffin was taken to his local church.
The band shared moving pictures of Mr Murphy with Flint, including one of him lifting up the frontman as he was surrounded by fans at a gig
His death comes just weeks after Flint, pictured above with Mr Murphy, was found dead at his Essex home on March 4
Mr Murphy’s age and the cause of his death has not yet been announced. Above: Con with bandmates Liam Howlett and Maxim
Fans who knew Mr Murphy responded to the band’s Twitter post paid tribute, with one saying: ‘A lovely guy and a true gentle giant… a true loss to the world’
Another wrote: ‘Con was a great man. The time and help he gave me personally over the last 15 years will always be truly appreciated. I am proud to have called him a friend’
Many fans had travelled from across Europe and the rest of the world to pay tribute.
The mourners packed the winding roads of Braintree to pay their respects with local schools closing for a ‘raise the roof’ celebration of the 49-year old’s life.
The 1.5-mile procession finished at St Mary’s Church in Bocking where the service took place in private, with the order of service revealing metal group System of a Down’s Aerials was the processional music.
Mr Murphy’s death comes just weeks after Flint was found dead aged 49 on March 4, and an inquest later found that he had died as a result of hanging. At the star’s funeral on March 29, a huge crowd danced through the streets of Essex as his coffin was taken to his local church. Above: Bandmate Liam Howlett (right) and his wife Natalie Appleton (left) during the funeral
Flint’s body was carried by hearse into St Mary’s Church in Bocking Essex
Keith Palmer (in a red scarf), better known by his stage name Maxim, who was a Prodigy vocalist, helped carry the coffin
Fans at the funeral of Flint in Bocking celebrated his life by dancing and singing outside St Mary’s Church in Bocking
One fan posed with two beer bottles next to his ears in the celebration. The service followed a campaign to commemorate Flint with a statue in Braintree. Thousands signed a petition backing the bid
One fan raised the roof at Keith Flint’s celebration by pouring himself a drink. Another fan among the crowd even came from Sydney for the service
Howlett, with the belt wrapped firmly around his shoulder, held up his fist in solidarity with hundreds of grieving fans
Locals in Essex also paid tribute to The Prodigy frontman – crafting memorials to number one hit ‘Firestarter’
This besotted fan’s back was covered in tattoos featuring Flint, Liam Howlett and Maxim as he joined those paying tribute
Fans dressed in flamboyant tribute to Flint, with these two fans having a good go at the star’s distinctive hair
Celebrities across the music and entertainment industry paid tribute to Flint after news broke of his death aged just 49
Flint’s distinctive style and his flamboyant haircuts were loved by fans. He is pictured above at the Maxidrom Festival in Russia
The singer rose to fame in the band in the 1990s was known for hits including Breathe and Firestarter, both of which rose to number one in the charts.
The song climbed the charts in the days after Flint’s tragic death, with fans pledging to get it to number one.
The Prodigy released their most recent album, No Tourists, in November.
Flint was described in a statement on the day of his death as a ‘true pioneer, innovator and legend’.