Sad news has come out as it’s been confirmed that original Devo member Bob Casale has passed away from heart failure related issues at the age of 61. The news came from the official Devo Facebook page on a post that was written by his brother and founding member Gerald. Devo’s last album 2010′s Something for Everybody, which heavily featured Bob Casale. An official message can be read below.
Our thoughts go out to his friends, fans, and family.
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.