Andy Anderson, Drummer for The Cure Rock Band and Iggy Pop, Dies At Age 68

Updated On 27 Feb, 2019 Published On

Andy Anderson, a world famous drummer for The Cure rock band and Iggy Pop, died on Tuesday, February 26 from terminal cancer. He was 68.

His founding member Lol Tolhurst confirmed his death. Tolhurst took to Twitter on Wednesday, February 27, to confirm Anderson's passing.

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He wrote,

Andy Anderson was a true gentleman and a great musician with a wicked sense of humor which he kept until the end, a testament to his beautiful spirit on the last journey. We are blessed to have known him.

Here's the tweet, check it out.

Anderson, who joined the rock band in 1983, worked with numerous major artists like Iggy Pop, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Glen Mattlock, Peter GabrielEdwin Collins and Isaac Hayes.

Anderson shared a post on Facebook last week to reveal that he had terminal cancer. Despite the diagnosis, the musician wrote at the time,

[P]lease, no boo hooing here, just be positive, for me it’s just another life Experience and Hurdle, that one has to make yet another Choice in life, be cool, I most definitely am and positive about the situation.

Shortly after Anderson's death news emerged, multiple celebrities and fans paid tribute to him on social media sites.

Here're some of those posts, check them out.

Funeral and memorial services for the late drummer will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Andy Anderson!

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