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the mysterious causes of the death of Andrew Fletcher


the mysterious causes of the death of Andrew Fletcher

 the mysterious causes of the death of Andrew Fletcher

ANDY FLETCHER. The keyboardist of the British alternative rock group Depeche Mode, Andrew Fletcher, died on Thursday May 26. The group is known for hits like "Just Can't Get Enough" or "Enjoy the Silence".

[Updated May 27, 2022 10:28 PM] Depeche Mode is losing one of its mainstays: keyboardist Andrew Fletcher is dead. An announcement made by the British alternative rock band on social media, Thursday May 26, 2022. "We are shocked and filled with immense sadness at the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and band member" , can we read in the message posted by Depeche Mode, without specifying the circumstances of the death of Andy Fletcher, nicknamed “Fletch”. According to Rolling Stone magazine , the causes of his death were "natural."

Born in July 1961 in Nottingham, England, he was one of the band's keyboardists, known for hits like Just Can't Get Enough or  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, mainstay of Depeche Mode

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.

Andrew Fletcher, the death of a pioneer

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."



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