- Keyboardist for British synth-pop band Depeche Mode, Andy Fletcher, has died at the age of 60.
- “We are shocked and filled with immeasurable sadness at the untimely death of our dear friend, family and band member Andy Fletch Fletcher,” the band wrote on Twitter.
- Fletcher leaves behind his wife and two children.
“Fletcher had a true heart of gold,” the band continues. Our hearts are with his family and we ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. There are no further details about his death.
Andy Fletcher, who was born in Nottingham, founded Depeche Mode in Basildon in 1980 together with Dave Gahan and Martin Gore. With the debut album “Speak And Spell” and the hit single “Just Can’t Get Enough”, Depeche Mode became famous as part of the new wave scene.
With pop classics like “Everything Counts”, “Enjoy The Silence” or “Personal Jesus”, which went far beyond the synth sound of other artists of their time, Depeche Mode became one of the world’s most successful bands – with more than 100 million worldwide sound carrier sold.