Fans finally got an answer… Thursday, May 26, 2022, Depeche Mode keyboardist and bassist Andrew Fletcher died at the age of 60. In a statement, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, the other two band members, shared, “We are shocked and filled with immense sadness at the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy Fletcher. “Fletch had a real heart of gold, he was always there when we needed support, an intense conversation, a good laugh or a cold pint. Our hearts go out to his family, and we would like to Please keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this difficult time.” In a new press release, the two artists revealed that Andrew Fletcher died of aortic dissection – a disease often linked to severe hypertension.
It read: “We wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the outpouring of love for Andy that we have seen from all of you over the past few weeks. It is amazing to see all of your photos, read your words and seeing how much Andy meant to you all. As you can imagine, it’s been a strange, sad and disorienting few weeks for us here, to say the least. But we’ve seen and felt all of your love and support, and we know Andy’s family does too.” In complete transparency, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore confided: “A few weeks ago we received the result from the medical examiners, which Andy’s family asked us to share with you. Andy underwent an aortic dissection while was home on May 26. Although it was far, far too soon, he died quickly and without prolonged pain.”
Andrew Fletcher had many fans
After the artist’s death, many fans gathered. “Andy was celebrated to a room full…of his loved ones, his family, loved ones from the ‘Depeche Mode family’, and so many people who have touched Andy’s life and ours over the years. Being all together was a very special way of remembering Andy and letting him go.” In conclusion, his longtime friends added, “Thank you for all the love you have sent Andy, his family and friends over the past few weeks. Andy, you will be missed, but you will certainly not be forgotten. .”
Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andrew Fletcher © AFTONBLADET BILD