Andy Anderson, former drummer of The Cure, has passed away at 68, after losing the battle to terminal cancer.
It was only six days ago that the musician shared his diagnosis with the public via Facebook. Anderson said:
“Hi guys, I am and have Terminal 4 Cancer, and there is no way of returning back from that, it’s totally covering the inside of my body, and I’m totally fine and aware of my situation.”
He still wasn’t content on giving up completely and was ready to undergo the strenuous treatment for terminal stage 4 cancer.
So far, the tragic loss of the music world is being reported on Post-Punk, as well as by Anderson’s close friends on Facebook and most recently by his former bandmate and multi-instrumentalist Lol Tolhurst, founding member of The Cure. No official statements have been released yet.
Tolhurst expressed his grief on Twitter, writing:
“It’s with a heavy heart, I have to report the passing of a Cure brother. Andy Anderson was A true gentleman and a great musician with a wicked sense of humour which he kept until the end, a testament to his beautiful spirit on the last journey. We are blessed to have known him.”
In the following Tweet, Tolhurst confirmed Anderson’s passing away on Tuesday evening, shortly before 6 pm:
“So Cindy and I just heard from some friends who were there with Andy as he passed at 5:57 pm UK time today. It is a small measure of solace to learn that he went peacefully at his home.”
Sean Dunmore, anoter one of Anderson’s close friends, wrote:
“I’m sure Andy Anderson would like [his] fans and friends who he was so dedicated to and loved so much to know, that very sadly he’s passed away.”
“Gone to the next adventure, the next gig. Everyone has so many good memories of this kind and gentle man. He wouldn’t want you to be sad but celebrate the joy in life.”