Jennie Nina P was a Spanish fan based in NYC, ill since at least 2009. While she was staying at the hospital, someone who worked there knew that she was a Depeche Mode fan and also knew Dave’s wife.
Jennie: “An old but memorable photo from April 4 2009. A volunteer who is a friend of Dave Gahan’s wife Jennifer has told him about what a huge fan I am of Depeche Mode. I was surprisingly speechless when he walked in.
"A very captured cherished moment. He even showed me photos of his family on his virgin Mobile iPhone. He’s indeed a dog lover… loves talking about them, my favorite are chihuahuas. It was kinda funny that I almost didn’t understand what he was saying as he does have a nice British accent.
"He was kind enough to hang out with me from his busy schedule for an hour. It was funny that my grandmother didn’t know who he was until I told her that her son my uncle is a DM fan since the 1980s.”
He also gave her a book called Song of the Universe by Ann Rowthorn. In it, he wrote "Dear Jennifer, I hope you enjoy this book of poems! It has often listed my spirits when travelling away from my family. Love, Dave Gahan x"
Jennie often posted this photo in Facebook groups and pages, especially in the Spanish speaking online communities. She passed away two months ago.