Andy Fletcher, founding member of British alternative rock band Depeche Mode, has died aged 60Andy Fletcher, founding member of British alternative rock band Depeche Mode, has died aged 60, the band announced on Thursday. “We are shocked and filled with immense sadness at the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and band member,” said the band formed in 1980. A “Heart of Gold” Born July 1961 in Nottingham, Andy Fletcher, nicknamed “Fletch” was one of the band’s keyboardists, known for his hits like “Just Can’t Get Enough”.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,” the band said. Depeche Mode have sold over one hundred million records worldwide.Originally, the band included keyboardist and songwriter Vince Clarke, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter Martin Gore, keyboardist Andy Fletcher and vocalist and composer Dave Gahan. Vince Clarke left the band at the end of 1981 and was replaced two years later by Alan Wilder.
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