Depeche Mode Keyboardist Andy "Fletch" Fletcher Dead at 60

He was a founding member of the Basildon-formed outfit

BY Megan LaPierrePublished May 26, 2022

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher, longstanding keyboardist of groundbreaking English new wave group Depeche Mode, has died. He was 60.

As of press time, no cause of death has been given.

The news comes via a statement shared on Twitter by the band — founded in Basildon by Fletcher, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and the since-departed Vince Clarke in 1980.

"We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher," they wrote. "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."

Gahan and Gore added: "Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time."

The electronic rockers sold over 100 million records worldwide and had 54 singles chart in the UK. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020.

See the tweet from the band below.
Depeche Mode released their 14th studio album Spirit in 2017.

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