Devo Member Bob Casale Passed Away

Posted Tuesday February 18, 2014 1:30 PM GMT

Legendary “Whip It” singers Devo lost a member of their crew on Monday (February 17).

Per a Facebook post from the band’s official page, the 80s band announced that Bob Casale died suddenly from heart failure at the age of 61.

The Facebook post read, “Very sad news to report today. Bob Casale of Devo. Born: July 14th, 1952 . Deceased: February 17th, 2014.”

It continued, “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning. He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got. He was excited about the possibility of Mark Mothersbaugh allowing Devo to play shows again. His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all. Gerald Casale, Devo founder.”

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