Sad news for fans of energy domes and art-punk: guitarist Bob Casale, one of the founding members of Devo (pictured above, second to the left), has died from conditions that lead to heart failure at the age of 61. The announcement was made on Devo’s Facebook page by band co-founder Gerald Casale.
Very sad news to report today.
Bob Casale of Devo. Born: July 14th, 1952 . Deceased: February 17th, 2014
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. (Via)
You have the choice to not listen to “Freedom of Choice,” but you should.