Depeche Mode reveals Andy Fletcher’s cause of death

Depeche Mode has issued a statement on death by founding keyboardist Andy Fletcher.

“We wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the outpouring of love for Andy that we’ve seen from all of you over the last few weeks,” bandmates Dave Gahan and Martin Gore said in a joint message to fans (see below). “It’s incredible to see all your pictures, to read your words and to see how much Andy meant to all of you. As you can imagine, it’s been weird, sad, disorienting for us here for a few weeks. But we have seen and felt all your love and support, and we know that Andy’s family has too. ”

Fletcher died suddenly on May 26th. At that time, no cause of death was reported. In their statement, Depeche Mode revealed that the keyboardist’s death was due to “an aortic dissection.” “So even though it was all, all too soon, he went naturally and without prolonged suffering.”

“We had a celebration of Andy’s life in London last week,” the band further revealed, “which was a beautiful ceremony and gathering with a few tears, but filled with fond memories of who Andy was, stories of all our times together, and some good laughs.Andy was celebrated in a room filled with many of his friends and family, our closest DM family and so many people who have touched Andys and our lives over the years.Everything to be together was a very special way to remember Andy on and see him off. ”

Fletcher spent more than 40 years as a member of Depeche Mode, from 1980 until his death. The musician’s role in the band often fluctuated as he played bass, keyboards and even directed the band at various times in their careers. In 2020, Fletcher – along with the other members of Depeche Mode – introduced into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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