Depeche Mode founding member and keyboard participant, Andy Fletcher, has died on the age of 60.
The group introduced Thursday, “We’re shocked and crammed with overwhelming unhappiness with the premature passing of our expensive good friend, member of the family, and bandmate Andy “Fletch” Fletcher.”
The assertion continues, “Fletch had a real coronary heart of gold and was at all times there whenever you wanted help, a energetic dialog, chuckle, or a chilly pint. Our hearts are along with his household, and we ask that you simply maintain them in your ideas.”
Fletcher, Vince Clarke, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan formally launched Depeche Mode in 1980 … although Clarke left shortly after the group launched its debut album.
In a while in his profession, Fletcher labored as a DJ, and really went on tour round Europe in 2015.
Fletcher and Depeche Mode had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame in 2020.