Depeche Mode have thanked their lovers and friends for the “outpouring of love” they’ve showed next the demise of Andy Fletcher last thirty day period.
“We needed to choose a minute and admit the outpouring of really like for Andy that we have seen from all of you around the very last number of months,” remaining associates Martin Gore and Dave Gahan wrote on Instagram. “It’s extraordinary to see all of your shots, to read through your terms, and to see how significantly Andy meant to all of you.”
“As you can consider, it’s been a strange, sad, disorienting couple weeks for us below, to say the the very least,” they ongoing. “But we have noticed and felt all of your love and assistance, and we know that Andy’s loved ones has far too.”
Somewhere else in the submit, the band unveiled that Fletcher died of pure will cause. “A few weeks back we gained the outcome from the healthcare examiners, which Andy’s family members requested us to share with you now. Andy experienced an aortic dissection when at household on May 26. So, even however it was far, considerably also soon, he handed the natural way and devoid of prolonged suffering.”
Depeche Mode then informed lovers about a “beautiful ceremony” held to rejoice Fletcher’s lifetime which was attended by quite a few of his buddies and relatives and “our instant DM family”.
“We had a celebration of Andy’s lifetime in London last 7 days, which was a attractive ceremony and gathering with a several tears, but filled with the excellent reminiscences of who Andy was, stories of all of our moments alongside one another, and some very good laughs,” they wrote. “Andy was celebrated in a space complete of a lot of of his close friends and loved ones, our instant DM relatives, and so several persons who have touched Andy’s and our lives through the yrs. All being collectively was a very special way to try to remember Andy and see him off.”
They concluded: “So thank you for all of the really like you have shown Andy and his loved ones and pals around the final couple of months. It truthfully signifies the earth to all of us. Andy, you are going to be skipped, but surely not neglected.”
Fletcher was a member of the beloved synth-pop team for extra than 4 many years considering the fact that the release of their debut album Converse & Spell in 1981. The album incorporated chart-topping hits, these as “Dreaming Of Me”, “New Life” and “Just Cannot Get Enough”. The band had their initially worldwide strike in 1984 with “People Are People”.
In 2020, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame together with longtime bandmates, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore and former members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder.