The former drummer of The Cure passed away following a battle with cancer.
The news was announced by former bandmate Lol Tulhurst, who confirmed that Anderson died peacefully in his home yesterday (26 February). Anderson was 68 years old.
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.
— Lol Tolhurst (@LolTolhurst) February 27, 2019
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 humor which he kept until the end, a testament to his beautiful spirit on the last journey. We are blessed to have known him.
— Lol Tolhurst (@LolTolhurst) February 26, 2019
Earlier this month, Andersen revealed that he was battling the disease on Facebook, confirming that he had terminal cancer. “Just be positive, for me it’s just another life experience and hurdle,” he wrote, “that one has to make yet another choice in life, be cool.” [sic]