Andrew Fletcher, known as “Fletch”, musician and founding member of alternative rock group Depeche Mode, has died at the age of 60, the group announced on Twitter on Thursday, without specifying the reasons for his death. and filled with overwhelming sadness at the untimely passing of our dear friend, family and band member, Andy Fletch Fletcher,” wrote Dave Gahan and Martin Gore. “Fletch had a heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh or a cold pint,” they added. “Our hearts are with his family and we ask you to keep them with you in your thoughts as well as to respect their privacy”, concluded in their message the members of the British group originally from Essex. Born in Nottingham in England, Andrew Fletcher was the one of the band’s keyboardists and was behind, along with Vince Clarke (who has since left the band), the creation of Depeche Mode in the late 1970s (the band was then called “Composition of Sound”). Completely formed in 1980, Depeche Mode will experience their first successes in Europe the following year with their title “Just Can’t Get Enough” and in the United States in 1984-1985 with the single “People are People”, then in the years 1990 with “Personal Jesus”.
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