Pet Shop Boys and Alison Moyet pay tribute to Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher

The influential new wave band’s co-founder and keyboardist Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher has died aged 60.

Fletcher’s bandmates shared the news yesterday (26 May) via social media. “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” the statement reads. “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,” the band’s post concluded. In the wake of Fletcher’s death, tributes have been pouring in to the late musician. Pet Shop Boys, Alison Moyet and The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst are among those who have paid their respects to the late musician.


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Fletcher was part of Depeche Mode for over 40 years from the band’s official inception in 1980 through to their most recent 2017 LP Spirit. In 2020 Fletcher was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with fellow founding members Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Vince Clarke.

Read a selection of tribute posts to Fletcher below.

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