Fletch – RIP

As if yesterday wasn’t bad enough – this morning I heard the news about Depeche Mode band member Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher. He died yesterday at the age of 60 leaving wife since 30 years and 2 kids behind. He was one of the original members of my favorite band all times – Depeche Mode – and played with the band for over 40 years – from their first album in 1981 until now. I have seen him perform several times playing the keyboard with DM. Last time on the premier of their most recent world tour “Global Spirit Tour” at Friends Arena in 2017.

“When the body speaks” – “To the soul’s desires The body listens What the flesh requires Keeps the heart imprisoned What the spirit seeks The mind will follow When the body speaks All else is hollow”

14 studio albums and 7 live albums in 40+ years. In 2020 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I wonder if their era is over now. Or will they survive this great loss?

My thoughts to his wife and kids and to Dave and Martin, of course.