Devo’s Bob Casale dies aged 61

Devo's guitarist Bob Casale has died, reports Variety. Devo founder Gerald Casale broke the news on the band's Facebook page

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Devo’s guitarist Bob Casale has died, reports Variety.

Devo founder Gerald Casale broke the news on the band’s Facebook page

“As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning,” wrote Gerald Casale. “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.”

Former Devo drummer Alan Myers, who played with the band from 1976 to 1985, died from cancer in June 2013.


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