Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher, Depeche Mode Keyboardist, Dead at 60

Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, founding member and keyboardist for Depeche Mode, has died. He was 60.

Flecther’s loss of life was introduced on the band’s Twitter web page Thursday. The publish stated they had been “shocked and stuffed with overwhelming unhappiness with the premature passing of our pricey pal, member of the family, and bandmate.” A reason behind loss of life was not confirmed.

“Fletch had a real coronary heart of gold and was all the time there while you wanted help, a energetic dialog, an excellent giggle or a chilly pint,” the assertion stated.

Fletcher helped type Depeche Mode in 1980 and stayed with the band from their 1981 debut album, “Communicate and Spell,” via their 2017 LP, “Spirit.” He was a relentless on all 14 of the band’s studio albums.

In 2020, Fletcher was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame together with longtime bandmates Dave Gahan and Martin Gore and former members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder.

The English keyboardist was born in Nottingham, United Kingdom, in 1961 and later moved to Basildon, the place the band was shaped.

He’s survived by his spouse, Grainne and his two youngsters, Megan and Joe.


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