Andy Fletcher, co-founder of Depeche Mode, dies at 60

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Andy “Fletch” Fletcherco-founding member of the emblematic group Depeche Mode died at the age of 60.

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“We are shocked and filled with immense sadness at the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and teammate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” Depeche Mode wrote in a statement.

“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. Our hearts go out to his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this difficult time. »

No cause of death has been given at the time of writing.

The origins of Depeche Mode date back to the late 70s when Fletcher started making music with his classmate Vince Clark. The two made music together for a few years before joining Martin Gore to form the synth group Composition of sound.

The trio then recruits the singer David Gahan to join as a singer and renamed shortly after as Depeche Mode. Although Clarke left the band shortly after their 1981 debut album speak and spellFletcher has gone on and performed on every Depeche Mode album and release.

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