Depeche Mode was a founding member of the 60 – deadline

Andy “Fletcher” Fletcher, keyboard player and founding member of the British New Wave electronic band Depeche Mode, has died, the band said in a statement. He was 60 years old.

“We are shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy ‘Fletcher’ Fletcher,” the band tweeted. “Fletcher’s gold was the true heart and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good smile, or a cool pint. Respect their privacy. ”

Details of the cause of death and survival were not immediately available.

Alan Wilder, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode (1983)
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Diptech Mode, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020, was founded in 1980 in Basilton, England by Fletcher, keyboardist and singer Vince Clark, singer Dave Gahn and guitarist-keyboardist Martin Gore. Clark left the band shortly after the release of his debut album Talk and spell In 1981.

Fletcher also played the bass guitar in the band. He once told an interviewer, “Martin is the lyricist, Alan is a good musician, Dave’s vocalist and I’m suffering around.”

With 14 studio albums and 55 singles, Depeche Mode has been at the top of the UK charts since 1980, although the band is best known in the US for its 1981 hit “Just Can’t Get Enough” which became a groundbreaking video for MTV’s first day. (See it below.)

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