Andy Fletcher, the red-headed, unassuming keyboardist, who contributed his synth sounds to Depeche Mode’s hits “Just Can’t Get Enough” (and “Personal Jesus”), has passed away at 60.

Depeche Mode posted the news that Fletcher had died on its official social media accounts.

According to a person close to Fletcher, Fletcher died on Thursday of natural causes at home in the United Kingdom. Because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly, the person spoke under condition of anonymity.

The band posted that they were shocked and overwhelmed by the loss of Andy Fletcher, a dear friend and family member. “Fletch was a true friend and had a heart of gold. He was always there for you when you needed him, whether it be support, lively conversation or a cold pint.

Fletcher, along with Martin Gore and Vince Clarke, formed the group that would be a giant in British electro-pop. The group was based in Basildon, England, 1980.

A year later, the band would release their debut album “Speak and Spell.” It opened with “New Life” and ended with “Just Can’t Get Enough.”

After the album, Clarke would be leaving the group to be replaced by Alan Wilder.

They would achieve international success with 1984’s single “Some Great Reward” as well as the song “People are People”, and their popularity would continue to grow in the 1980s and 1990s.

Fletcher would lend his keys to the classic albums “Music for the Masses,” Black Celebration, and “Violator.”

These first two led to a worldwide tour that included a live album, documentary and a legendary concert at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. This was the peak of the band’s fame.

Fletcher was a fan of Chelsea FC soccer team and had a passion for chess. He assumed a low profile in the group. His face was not as familiar as his bandmates’ and he didn’t sing or write songs.

He said, in “101”, that Martin was the songwriter, Alan is the good musician, Dave is the singer, and he bummed around.

Fletch, however, was a unifying figure who often voted in tiebreaking votes for his bandmates.

He occasionally played bass in the group.

Depeche Mode was elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for 2020. Gahan, Fletcher, and Gore were unable to accept the award in person due to the pandemic year. Fletcher, as usual, let his bandmates do most of the talking.

Gahan and Gore are the only remaining permanent members after his death.

As word spread about Fletcher’s death, Fletcher was remembered by his musical peers.

“His keyboard sounds not only crafted Depeche Mode’s sonic approach, but also shifted the direction Techno, EDM and Downtempo, Triphop and Electronica. Vernon Reid, guitarist for Living Colour, tweeted “Critical loss”.

On Twitter, The Pet Shop Boys stated that he was “a warm and friendly person who loves electronic music”