Depeche Mode announced today that founder and keyboardist Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher has died at the age of 60.

Andy Fletcher (8 July 1961 – 26 May 2022) was a founding member of Depeche Mode, playing with them for over 40 years, from their debut album, Speak & Spell, through their latest studio album, Spirit. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, along with his Depeche Mode bandmates, in 2020.

The band shared the news via a statement:

“We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher.

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 heart are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time.”

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