“Fletch” died at the age of 60. Depeche Mode announced the keyboard player’s cause of death.

Depeche Mode mourns Andrew Fletcher

British pop band Depeche Mode mourns the loss of founding member Andrew Fletcher. The keyboardist died at the age of 60, the band said on their official social media platforms.


In May 2022, Depeche Mode surprisingly announced that keyboardist and founding member Andy “Fletch” Fletcher had died. It is now known what caused the 60-year-old to die.

Depeche Mode are aimed at their Instagram-Profile with emotional words to their fans.

“We want to take a moment to say thank you for the love we’ve experienced over the past few weeks,” write remaining band members Martin Gore and Dave Gahan.

The time after the death of their keyboardist Andy Fletcher describe them as “strange, sad and confusing”. “But we saw and felt your love and support. And we know Andy’s family has it too.”

At the request of the family, the cult band also published the cause of death of their deceased colleague in the post: “Andy suffered from an aortic dissection.” The medical term describes a tear in the inner layer of the main artery.

«Fletch had a true heart of gold»

Andy Fletcher passed away on May 26th. Depeche Mode released a statement the same day: “We are shocked and filled with immeasurable sadness at the untimely death of our dear friend, family and band member,” it said. “Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a laugh or a cold beer.”

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