Andy Fletcher, a founding member of Depeche Mode and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died. The band’s social media sites confirmed the “untimely passing,” saying they are “shocked and stricken with immeasurable sadness” over their bandmate’s death. He was 60 years old at the time. The news has spread all over the internet and has shocked all his fans and well-wishers. Tributes have poured in for the co-founder on social media. Besides, people are also searching for his cause of death and how did he die.
Taking to Instagram, Depechemode shared a photograph of the late English Keyboard player along with a lengthy caption. The band wrote that they are shocked and filled with sadness by the sudden demise of their dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy Fletch Fletcher. They further added that Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when anyone needed his support, a good laugh, a cold pint, or a lively conversation.
In the end, the band wrote that their hearts are with Andy’s family, and friends and asked the fans to respect their family’s privacy too. Apart from announcing the saddening piece of news, Depeche Mode did not reveal the death cause of Andy Fletcher. So, how did the founding member of the electronic band die, and what happened to him remains to be unknown? Andy was often referred to within the band and by fans as “Fletch”.
Since the band’s formation in 1980, he was one of the three consistent members. Fletcher served as a utility player for the group over the years, filling in on bass. Born on July 8, 1961, in Nottingham, United Kingdom, the real name of Fletch was Andrew John Leonard Fletcher. Born to Joy and John Fletcher, Andy Fletcher was the eldest of four siblings. In 1976, Fletcher was 15 when punk rock arrived on the music scene. His role within Depeche Mode was often a topic of speculation.
Several people discussed what even was his role in the band. Well, in the initial days, Andy played electric and later synth bass. Clarifying the roles of the member in the band, Andy had shared that Martin is the songwriter, Alan is the good musician, Dave is the vocalist, and he just burns around. He was also called the member who brings the band together. Andy Fletcher’s sudden death has become the cause of sorrow among his fans and loved ones.