Remembering Andy Fletcher, keyboardist & founding member of Depeche Mode

SiriusXM is sad to report that Andy Fletcher, keyboardist and founding member of the legendary British electronic band Depeche Mode, has passed away at age 60.

“We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” a statement issued by the band on social media said.

Join SiriusXM in paying tribute to Fletcher with music and tributes across SiriusXM channels, including 1st Wave (Ch. 33), ’80s on (Ch. 8) VOLUME (Ch. 106) and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310).

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More commonly known as “Fletch,” Fletcher was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the other members of Depeche Mode in 2020. He was one of three core members of the band formed in the U.K. in the late 1970s, a part of each of the 14 studio albums and six live albums they had released since 1981. During that time, Depeche Mode was nominated for five Grammy Awards.

Originally founded in 1980, the group had continued to tour through 2022, with Fletcher touring as a DJ when the band was on hiatus. In 2002, he opened his own record label called Toast Hawaii.

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