Former The Cure Drummer Andy Anderson Dies at 68
Andy Anderson, former drummer for The Cure (far right, above), has died at the age of 68.
On Feb. 17, Anderson posted a message on his Facebook page, revealing his terminal Stage 4 cancer diagnosis. He encouraged fans to be positive as he readied himself for "just another life experience and hurdle."
See his full message below.
Hi guy’s, I am and I have Terminal 4 Cancer, and their 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 I've gone for a no resuscitation, with that, I have a next of kin, in place and there is no way I would want them to be looking me as a vegetable, if I were to survived a resuscitation, because it may well involve the possibility of sustaining cracked ribs and Brain Damage, and I would hate to lay that on anyone. Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy will be discussed over the next few days, hopefully I’ll be able to get back to get to you in the next few days about the outcome, and please, 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 , well that’s it for now, good folk, and thank you all for the well wishes I love them all, and are held very, very close to my heart dearly, and will stay with me for ever, any way, stay well yourselves and chat soon. Ax.
The in-demand musician worked with a number of other artists throughout his career, including Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Steve Hillage, Iggy Pop, Mike Oldfield and a more.
He will perhaps be best remembered for his brief time spent in The Cure from 1983 through 1984. During this time, he performed on the band's The Top album. It was the first record from the alt rockers to chart inside the Billboard 200 in the United States, landing at No. 180.
Our condolences to the Anderson family and all who knew him.
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