Andy Anderson Of The Cure Dies At 68

Andy Anderson, a veteran session musician who had a run as drummer for the Cure, died Tuesday. He was 68.

According to founding Cure member Lol Tolhurst, Anderson died peacefully at his home. 

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

On Feb. 17, Anderson revealed on Facebook that he had terminal cancer. 

“[There] 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,” he wrote, adding that he put in place a do-not-resuscitate order.

“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.”

Anderson took over drums for the Cure in 1983, when Tolhurst switched to keyboards and played on tracks like “The Love Cats” – the band’s first Top 10 hit. As a session player, he worked with Iggy Pop, Edwin Collins, Peter Gabriel, Isaac Hayes and the Sex Pistols’ Glen Mattlock.

Anderson recorded a number of solo tracks under the name AAMuzik.