Matt Andy “Fletch” Fletcher (Depeche Mode). Industry says goodbye to music

The band reported the death of the musician on Facebook intercept mode (Listen!)Who has been performing with him for 40 years.

“Shocked and sad, we announce the passing of our friend Andy “Fletch” Fletcher. Andy had a heart of pure gold and was always there for us when we needed support, a nice conversation, a smile or good advice,” we read in the statement.

The team asked that the privacy of the Fletcher family as well as members of the group be respected during this difficult time.

And the farewell words of fans and friends of the deceased began to appear in large numbers on social media. “Yesterday I learned of the death of Andy Fletcher, a former fellow Depeche Mode. My thoughts and condolences are with his wife Greene and all family members during this sad time. Goodbye, Fletch”- said succinctly Alan Wilder.

The musicians in turn wrote: “We are saddened and shocked by the news of the death of Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode. Fletch was a warm, friendly and funny man who loved electronic music and was able to give reasonable advice on the music business.” . Boys’ pet shop.

“We are shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of Andy Fletcher. We took this photo from the Ohio side of the stage during our Depeche Mode tour in ’85. We have fond memories of Fletch and the time we traveled with the DM. We sent our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends” – remember the US team members love Book.

The deceased musician also said goodbye Lol Tolhurstone of the founders of the group treatment: “Very sad news. Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher has passed away. I knew Andy and considered him a friend. As younger men, we followed many of the same paths. I reach out in pain with his family, bandmates, and DM fans. RIP Fletch.”

The members said, “It is with great sadness that we received the news of Andy Fletcher’s passing. Depeche Mode and Soft Cell will forever remain a part of their early history and genre definition in the early ’80s. What a group and what a success story,” the members said farewell soft cell.

A Polish journalist also showed a souvenir photo with Fletcher, Piotr Stelmachformerly associated with Trójka, now with Radio 357. “Berlin. March 2013. Immediately after the interview for the premiere of Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine album. (…) Andy, thank you, although I don’t understand anything. Martin will sing to you today. About silence,” he wrote. On the air of 357 he also conducted a two-hour program dedicated to the musician.

Andy Fletcher Professionally active since 1977. It was then that he and a friend from school Vince Clark No romance group. Three years later he met Martin GorWho Joined The Band – Renamed Triple sound composition. Then join them Dev JahanBased on the proposal they adopted the name Depeche Mode. At the end of 1981, shortly after the release of their first album “Speak and Spell” Clark has left classmates.

The next album was almost entirely by Martin Gore. In 1982 he joined them Alan Wilder Depeche Mode then worked as a quartet until 1995. The band later performed officially as a trio, and their musical work ends with an album “spirit” (Check!) from 2017.

It has often been pointed out that Fletcher had a remarkable ability to smooth out disagreements within the team – he was the liaison between Gahan and Gore.

In Poland, the Depeche Mode group was very popular almost from the very beginning – they first played in our country on July 30, 1985. It was the beginning of the Vice culture on the Vistula River. In their 40 years of career, they have come back to us multiple times, most recently in 2018.

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