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Depeche Mode reveal Andy Fletcher’s cause of death

By | Published on Tuesday 28 June 2022

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Depeche Mode have said that it has been a “a strange, sad, disorienting few weeks” following the death of founder member Andy Fletcher last month. They have also revealed that he died from ‘aortic dissection’ – an internal injury to the heart that usually comes on very suddenly and can be mistaken for a heart attack.

“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 band 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. But we’ve seen and felt all of your love and support, and we know that Andy’s family has too”.

“A couple weeks ago we received the result from the medical examiners, which Andy’s family asked us to share with you now”, they went on. “Andy suffered an aortic dissection while at home on 26 May. So, even though it was far, far too soon, he passed naturally and without prolonged suffering”.

“We had a celebration of Andy’s life in London last week”, they then revealed, “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”.

“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”, they added. “All being together was a very special way to remember Andy and see him off”.

“So thank you for all of the love you’ve shown Andy and his family and friends over the last few weeks”, they concluded. “It honestly means the world to all of us. Andy, you’ll be missed, but certainly not forgotten”.