Jeff Fletcher, 36, was killed in Stockport on Monday (November 17)
Jeff Fletcher, the former guitarist with Britpop band Northern Uproar, has been killed in a road accident.
Fletcher, 36, was killed yesterday (November 17) while walking along Wellington Road South in Stockport, after colliding with a lorry. The Mirror was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a ‘severe head injury’.
His former bandmate, Leon Meya (pictured right), paid tribute to Fletcher in the Manchester Evening News. He commented: “Jeff was a gentleman and my friend since the age of five, we grew up together and went through school. He was a genius and learned the guitar in six months. He was the principle songwriter, he could make melodies, sing and was a good performer. He made the sound of Northern Uproar, we were a great team. Jeff was recognised as a great guitarist, his guitar work was amazing. He was such a lovely caring bloke, I will miss a proper friend.”
Northern Uproar are still together, releasing their fourth album, ‘All That Was Has Gone’, last year. The Britpop band formed in 1995, releasing their self-titled debut LP in 1996. The band split in 1999, but reunited in 2004 and released their third album ‘Stand and Fight’ in 2007.