Depeche Mode is in mourning. Andy Fletcher, founding member of the alternative rock band died on Thursday May 26 at the age of 60.
A premature death. This is how the disappearance of Andy Fletcher is soberly evoked, this Thursday, May 26. “We are shocked and filled with immense sadness at the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and band member,” Depeche Mode said.
“Heart of Gold”
The group was born in 1980 and Fletcher provided bass and keyboards for this quartet, which later turned into a trio. In its message posted on social networks, Depeche Mode pays tribute to “Fletch”, a “heart of gold, always present when you need support, to talk, to laugh or to drink a cold beer”.
Depeche Mode also asks for respect for the privacy of Andy Fletcher’s family, “in these difficult times”. The causes of the artist’s death remain unknown.