Andrew John Leonard Fletcher, sometimes known as Fletch, who was an English keyboard player, DJ, and a founding member of the electronic band Depeche Mode, has passed away.
In 2020, Fletcher was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Depeche Mode.
During the 1990s, Fletcher owned a restaurant called Gascogne located on Blenheim Terrace in St. John’s Wood, London.
He made a series of bad investments in the mid-1990s that led to a number of financial settlements involving Lloyd’s of London and Daniel Miller.
According to The Independent, “Fletcher’s deepening depression resulted, in the summer of 1994, in a full nervous breakdown.”
He was also a Chelsea FC supporter.
Andrew Fletcher Parents: Joy Fletcher, John Fletcher
Andrew was the eldest of four siblings born to Joy Fletcher and John Fletcher. The family moved to Basildon from Nottingham when Fletcher was two years old.
He was active in the local Boys’ Brigade from an early age, primarily to play football.
It was in this Christian youth organization that he met future Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke, and the two have both recollected in interviews the local missionary work they attempted on behalf of the organization to convert non-believers.
Born on July 8, 1961, in Nottingham, United Kingdom, Andrew Fletcher died on May 26, 2022, at the age of 60.