Depeche Mode took to social media today to announce the death of keyboardist Andy “Fletch” Fletcher. He was 60.
The band wrote, “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher. Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh or a cold pint.”
The cause of death is not yet known.
Fletcher was a member of the founding incarnation of Depeche Mode featuring David Gahan, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke. Fletcher departed in late 1981 after the release of the group’s debut album, Speak & Spell, which featured the now-classic single “Just Can’t Get Enough.”
Fletcher also remixed tracks for Depeche Mode and worked as a DJ.
In 2020, Fletcher was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Depeche Mode.
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— Depeche Mode (@depechemode) May 26, 2022