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Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at 61


Devo member Bob Casale has died at the age of 61.

Casale passed away on Monday from health complications which led to heart failure, according to his brother Gerald.

A post on the band's Facebook page from Gerald reads: "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."

The Casales formed Devo in the early 1970s with brothers Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Alan Myers. The band had a string of new wave hits, including "Whip It" and "Girl U Want" and have a cult following to this day.

Feb 18, 2014 11:58PM

I remember hearing once that DEVO originated from their theory that man was DEVOlving rather than Evolving.  Over the years, I have become convinced of man’s De-Evolution.  In fact, I don’t see any evidence of man being an “evolved” species, but certainly can attest to our De-Evolution based on the increase of degenerates reported in the news every day.  RIP Bob!  You and the band are true visionaries in more than your music.

Feb 18, 2014 10:47PM
Bob2!  WE ARE DEVO!!

Rest In Peace, Bob.

Feb 18, 2014 5:47PM
stupid band. stupid songs. Get a life.
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