Andy Fletcher, the keyboardist and founding member of the iconic English electronic/synth-pop band Depeche Mode, has died. He was 60 years old at the time.
Fletcher died of natural causes at his home in England, according to the Associated Press.
“With the untimely departure of our beloved friend, family member, and bandmate Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, we are horrified and overcome with enormous sadness,” Depeche Mode stated in a statement this morning.
“Fletch had a true gold heart and was always available to lend a helping hand, a vibrant discussion, a good laugh, or a cold pint.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy.”
In 1980, Fletcher, Vince Clarke, and Martin Gore created the groundbreaking band in Basildon, England.
The next year, they released their debut album, Speak & Spell. It included the smash single ‘Just Can’t Get Enough,’ which reached number five in Australia.
Andy Fletcher Cause Of Death
Andy Fletcher died from natural causes at his home in the United Kingdom.
Andy Fletcher Tribute
Andy Fletcher, the keyboard player and founding member of Depeche Mode, died at the age of 60, and tributes are pouring in.
“We are horrified and filled with great sadness with the unexpected passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” the band said in a statement on Twitter.
Fletch had a true gold heart and was always there for you when you needed support, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy.”
Andy Fletcher Funeral
His family representatives are expected to issue a statement that will include more details about his memorial and burial rituals, including the time and location.