Depeche Mode with Andy Fletcher
Depeche Mode with Andy Fletcher (middle)

Dave Gahan and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode have thanked fans for their “outpouring of love” since the sudden death of founding member Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher last month.

“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,” the surviving members wrote on Instagram. “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,” they continued. “But we’ve seen and felt all of your love and support, and we know that Andy’s family has too.”

When Fletch’s death was first announced, there was no mention of how he died. In the post, Gahan and Gore confirm that it was natural causes.

“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 duo went onto talk about “a beautiful ceremony” they attended last week to remember Fletch.

“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 wrote.

“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.”

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