Depech Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher has died, the band announced on Twitter.

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy “Fletch” Fletcher has died. The band announced this on Twitter and other social networks. He was 60 years old. The British newspaper “Guardian” also reported.

“We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness at the untimely death of our dear friend, family member and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” the statement said.

“Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when one needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh or a cold beer. Our hearts are with his family and we ask you to think of them at this difficult time and to respect their privacy.”

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