Depeche Mode’s Andy “Fletch” Fletcher Death Cause Revealed


Andy Fletcher, Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher, died one month ago. His cause of death was now known. Fletcher died from an aortic disection. The remaining members of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore said this in a social media statement. Fletcher’s relatives gave permission for the news being shared publicly, according to the two.

“We wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the outpouring of love for Andy that we’ve seen from all of you over the last few weeks,”Depeche Mode wrote. “It’s incredible to see all of your photos, to read your words, and to see how much Andy meant to all of you. As you can imagine, it’s been a strange, sad, disorienting few weeks for us here, to say the least. But we’ve seen and felt all of your love and support, and we know that Andy’s family has too.”They went on, “A couple weeks ago we received the result from the medical examiners, which Andy’s family asked us to share with you now. Andy suffered an aortic dissection while at home on May 26. So, even though it was far, far too soon, he passed naturally and without prolonged suffering.”

The group provided some information about Fletcher’s memorial. “We had a celebration of Andy’s life in London last week, which was a beautiful ceremony and gathering with a few tears, but filled with the great memories of who Andy was, stories of all of our times together, and some good laughs,”They explained. “Andy was celebrated in a room full of many of his friends and family, our immediate DM family, and so many people who have touched Andy’s and our lives throughout the years. All being together was a very special way to remember Andy and see him off.”

Depeche Mode’s statement was concluded. “So thank you for all of the love you’ve shown Andy and his family and friends over the last few weeks. It honestly means the world to all of us. Andy, you’ll be missed, but certainly not forgotten.”Fletcher was 60 when he died.

Depeche Mode is an electronic/synthpop group that was founded in Essex, England, in 1980 by Fletcher and Dave Gahan. Martin Gore and Vince Clarke also formed the band. Less than two months after the band released their 1981 debut album — Speak & Spell — Clarke exited and they were joined by Alan Wilder, who remained with the group until the mid-90s. Depeche Mode released 14 studio albums over their forty-year tenure in the music business. 1990’s ViolatorIt is often considered their greatest achievement, and a highly influential electronic album. It featured many popular songs, such as “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence,”And “Policy of Truth.”