The music world is grieving the loss of an icon.
Andy Fletcher, the keyboard gamer and establishing member of Depeche Mode, has actually passed away at the age of 60.
His fellow band members revealed the terrible news on May 26, sharing in a declaration on Twitter, “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher.”
Their declaration continued: “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. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time.”
A cause of death was not provided.
The British electronic band was established in 1980 by Fletcher, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke Fletcher was a devoted member of the band for over 40 years, covering from their 1981 launching Speak & & Spell to their newest LP 2017’s Spirit