Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher, Depeche Mode founding member and keyboardist, dies at 60

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Andy Fletcher, a founding member and keyboard player for Depeche Mode, has died. He was 60.

The news was announced on the British electronic band’s official Twitter account Thursday afternoon.  Fletcher was found in his home office and appeared to have died from natural causes, a source familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly tells USA TODAY.

“We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher,” the statement reads. “Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint.

“Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time.” 



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