Andrew Fletcher, a founding member of Depeche Mode, has died at the age 60. The group announced the news via its social media channels. The exact cause of death for the musician, who was a keyboardist, bassist, and led the choirs, is not known at this time. The band said that they were shocked and overwhelmed by the loss of Andy Fletcher, a friend and bandmate.
His family, which included four siblings, moved to Nottingham at the age of two. He met Vince Clarke there, who would become a member of the band. Fletcher was the bass player in No Romance China when they founded it. They met Martin Gore in 1980 and founded the band Composition of Sound. Dave Gahan proposed that the name be changed to Depeche Mode to make it one of the most popular electronic music groups of all time. After the 1981 release of their first album, "Speak," Clarke quit the band.
"He was a man with a heart of gold. He was always there for you when you needed him, whether it was support, lively conversation or a cold pint. Depeche Mode ends the statement by saying that their hearts go out for his family. Since neither Depeche Mode, the band nor his family, or Fletcher's representative, have provided this information, it is not known what caused his death.
Fletcher, in addition to being the band's second voice, was also the band's bass player, synthesizer and took part in all of their record productions, since the founding of the group.
Fletcher's position in the band was always a topic of discussion among his fans. Fletcher is the only person who has never received any songwriting credit for any Depeche Mode song. Fletcher also took care of the legal, accounting, and financial matters for the band during times without a manager. Fletcher repeatedly expressed his interest in the administrative side of the music industry. He has been Depeche Mode's spokesperson in recent years.