Rest In Peace: Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Passes Away At 61

Devo Bob Casale

Bob Casale, the guitarist and founding member of Devo has passed away due to complications from heart failure at the age of 61.

A true staple of the band, Casale played on every Devo record beginning with their 1978 debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! through 2010’s Something For Everybody. Casale also toured extensively with the group for most of his life.

Gerard Casale, Bob’s brother and founding bassist and synth player of Devo took to the group’s official Facebook to publicly remember his brother and the time they spent together in the groundbreaking band:

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.

Keep Bob in your thoughts and prayers today, and spin a Devo record in remembrance.

John Bazley

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