Northern Uproar Guitarist Jeff Fletcher Dies at 36
Jeff Fletcher, the guitarist for English indie-rock outfit Northern Uproar, died in a car accident on Nov. 17 at age 36. Fletcher was walking in Stockport when he was struck by an oncoming truck.
On Tuesday (Nov. 18), his bandmates wrote a statement posted to Facebook regarding Fletcher’s death.
“Our Jeff would not believe the amount of love and concern everyone is showing,” they wrote. “Most who have met him say the same -- a gentleman, talented and very, very funny. Our thoughts and love to Jeff’s family.”
Fletcher’s family also released a statement, saying, “We wish to remember our loving, caring, gentle giant Jeffrey Fletcher for his love of music, his talent on lead guitar and most of all, his infectious laugh.”
“The outpour of love and wishes from friends old and new shows us how loved he has been and this is a comfort to his family,” they continued. “We cannot comprehend the fairness of a loss of someone who had such success as a young man to have had his life cut so short in such a tragic and sudden way.”
Northern Uproar released their debut self-titled album in 1996 and the sophomore followup, ‘Yesterday Tomorrow Today,’ in 1997. After a 1999 breakup, the band reunited in 2006, putting out two more albums, 2007’s ‘Stand and Fight’ and 2013’s ‘All That Was Has Gone.’
Our thoughts go out to Fletcher's bandmates, family and friends.
Watch Northern Uproar's Official Music Video for 1996's 'Livin' It Up'