Depeche Mode co-founder and keyboardist Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher dead at age 60

Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, co-founder and keyboardist of pioneering British new wave band Depeche Mode, has died at age 60. Fletcher’s bandmates announced the shocking news Thursday afternoon on social media; according to a source close to the band, the musician died of natural causes. No other details were given at press time. “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” Depeche Mode announced in their statement. “Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time.”

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