Andy Anderson, the drummer for the Cure and Iggy Pop, has died.
Just last week, the 68-year-old revealed he had stage 4 terminal cancer and that he was checking out treatment options.
“No boo-hooing here,” he wrote on Facebook.
“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.”
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
Anderson drummed with the Cure from 1983 to 1984, playing on “The Love Cats” and 1984’s The Top.
He also played on Blue Sunshine, the album Cure frontman Robert Smith made with Steven Severin of Siouxie and the Banshees, called the Glove.
I’m so sorry to hear this sad news Lol. Although I’ve never met Andy in person, only on twitter and Facebook, he came across as a warm,friendly and gentle soul. The Cure community has surely lost a true gentleman. Love to all of Andys family and friends 🙏❤ pic.twitter.com/nhCAlFA5IE
— Andrew Buttigieg (@AndyButtigieg) February 26, 2019
In Never Enough: The Story of The Cure, Anderson, was maced by a hotel security for being mistaken for an intruder.
“There was definitely some issues with racism,” Robert Smith had said.
“When we went to places like Japan, you’d notice things, people’s attitudes, how difficult it was for him to get served in clubs. I think it really got to him.”
He was part of Iggy Pop’s band when he toured in 1987 and also worked with Peter Gabriel, former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock.