Shocked musicians pay tribute to late Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher

Fletcher had been in the band with Martin Gore, Dave Gahan since its inception in 1980

The unassuming, bespectacled, red-headed keyboardist who for more than 40 years added his synth sounds to Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode announced the death of founding member Fletcher on its official social media pages

A person close to the band said Fletcher died Thursday from natural causes at his home in the United Kingdom

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly

 Fletcher's keyboard sounds influenced Techno and other musical styles

Fletcher’s musical peers paid him tribute as word of his death spread