ANDY FLETCHER. The keyboardist of British alternative rock band Depeche Mode died at the age of 60, Thursday May 26, 2022.
[Mis à jour le 31 mai 2022 à 10h12] Depeche Mode has lost one of its pillars: Andy Fletcher, the keyboardist of the British group, is dead. The announcement was made Thursday, May 26 by the alternative rock formation, on social networks. “We are shocked and filled with immense sadness at the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and band member,” reads the message posted by Depeche Mode, without specifying the circumstances of the incident. death of Andy Fletcher, nicknamed “Fletch”. According to Rolling Stone magazine, the causes of his death were “natural.”
According to Robert’s definition, a natural death is “as opposed to accidental, induced” and therefore arises from disease or a natural deterioration in health. According to the Slate website, five forensic forms are distinguished by most American states: “homicide, suicide, accident, natural death and undetermined form.” Which narrows down the circumstances of Andy Fletcher’s death.
Born July 1961 in Nottingham, England, he was one of the band’s keyboardists, known for hits like Just Can’t Get Enough Where Enjoy the Silence. “Fletch had a real heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh or a cold pint,” he added to describe him in the Depeche statement. Fashion.
Andy Fletcher was one of the founders of the band with one hundred million records sold worldwide, along with keyboardist and songwriter Vince Clarke, keyboardist, singer and songwriter Martin Gore and singer and songwriter Dave Gahan. In 1983, two years after leaving Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke was replaced by Alan Wilder.
Considered a pioneer of synthetic pop of the early 1980s, Depeche Mode chained successes such as the album Violator in 1990, carried by the singles Personal Jesus and Enjoy the Silence. The group’s latest album, Spirit, was released in 2017. It was on this occasion that European and American audiences were able to see Andy Fletcher on stage.
The announcement of the disappearance of Andy Fletcher at only 60 years old leaves the world of rock in mourning. Since the Depeche Mode press release, there have been many tributes to the keyboardist. Among them, that of Lol Tolhurst, drummer of The Cure, who reacted to the announcement of the death of Andrew Fletcher by regretting “very sad news”. “I knew Andy and considered him a friend. We crossed paths many times when we were younger,” he said.
“It is with immense sadness that we learn of the passing of Andy Fletcher. Our hearts go out to his family, band members, management, and all Depeche Mode fans,” wrote on Twitter concert promoter Live Nation, when Sony Music added, “We are devastated by the loss of Andrew ‘Fletch’ Fletcher. At Sony Music, we have forged a creative partnership with the band over the past few years.”