Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies aged 60

Andy Fletcher, the band's keyboardist and founder, has died at the age of 60

The band announced on Thursday evening (May 26)

The group was founded in 1980 by Andy, nicknamed Fletch, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since then

Depeche Mode Said we are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness 

With the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member and bandmate.

After growing up in Nottingham, the keyboardist moved to Basildon 

Joined the band that later became known as Depeche Mode with Vince Clarke and Martin Gore

From the group's debut album to Spirit, Andy remained with the group for four decades