Depeche Mode's Andy Fletcher died in May, and the band's Martin Gore and Dave Gahan have now shared a statement. They revealed that Fletcher died from an "aortic dissection" while at home on May 26 and "even though it was far, far too soon, he passed naturally and without prolonged suffering."
Gore and Garahan also thanked fans for the outpouring of love since Fletcher's death. "It’s incredible to see all of your photos, to read your words, and to see how much Andy meant to all of you," they wrote. "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.