It’s been a few months since Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher passed away and many of his fans, family members, and close friends are still grieving. More recently, his bandmate, Dave Gahan, opened up about how emotional he was during the musician’s funeral.
Speaking to The Guardian, the 60-year-old singer revealed that everything sunk in when he attended the funeral. Everything flashed back to him when he saw Mute Records founder Daniel Miller.
Miller was the person who signed the group when they were teenagers. Despite their chief songwriter, Vince Clark, leaving them, the executive never lost faith and let them experiment and “grow” at their own pace, says Martin Gore.
Gahan saw the record executive walk in with his wife and the two surviving band members “kind of fell into him.” When they were hugging each other, he started sobbing and admitted that he “totally lost it.”
“He pointed it out: when he met me and my band, I was a teenager, just about to turn 19. I thought about that. It’s been 40-odd years. My entire adult life,” he added.
Elsewhere in the interview, the musician said he initially questioned whether it was good for Depeche Mode to carry on without their bandmate as they were scheduled to start recording songs again six weeks after his death.
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He ultimately decided it was best for them to focus on their upcoming album and music to “take their minds off Andy’s death.”
Despite Andy Fletcher’s death, Gahan said the process of recording their new album went well because it brought him and Gore closer to each other as they started making decisions as a duo.
“we talk things out, we talk a lot more on the phone, even FaceTime sometimes. That’s something we just never did before,” he explained.
The recent interview comes a few months after Andy Fletcher’s death. The musician died of an aortic dissection at home, he was 60 years old.
The band said in a statement that their good pal died “naturally and without prolonged suffering.” A celebration of the musician’s life was held in June and the duo described it as a “beautiful ceremony.” (via Pop Culture)
Despite the celebration being emotional, the band was able to reminisce on their good memories through the decades.
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