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Depeche Mode Confirm Andy Fletcher's Cause Of Death
Christian Eede , June 28th, 2022 15:37

The band have also thanked fans for their "outpouring of love" following Fletcher's death last month

Depeche Mode have released a statement confirming the cause of death of keyboardist and co-founder Andy Fletcher, who passed away last month, aged 60.

In the statement, the band revealed Fletcher suffered an "aortic dissection" in his home, adding: "Even though it was far, far too soon, he passed naturally and without prolonged suffering."

The band's statement continued: "We had a celebration of Andy's life in London last week, which was a beautiful ceremony and gathering with a few tears, but filled with the great memories of who Andy was, stories of all of our times together, and some good laughs. Andy was celebrated in a room full of many of his friends and family, our immediate DM family, and so many people who have touched Andy's and our lives throughout the years. All being together was a very special way to remember Andy and see him off."

Thanking fans for the "outpouring of love for Andy that we've seen from all of you over the last few weeks," the band said "it's incredible to see all of your photos, to read your words, and to see how much Andy meant to all of you. As you can imagine, it's been a strange, sad, 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 that Andy's family has too."

Fletcher, known to many simply as 'Fletch', passed away on May 26. In a statement released on the day of his death, Depeche Mode said: "Fletch had a heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint."