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Devo Guitarist Bob Casale — ‘Whip It’ Star Dies At Age 61

Tue, February 18, 2014 12:29pm EDT by Shaunna Murphy 1 Comment

Tragic news for ’80s fans — Devo guitarist Bob Casale of ‘Whip It’ fame died on Feb. 18, from health complications that led to heart failure.

So sad. Bob Casale‘s brother Gerald has confirmed that Bob passed away on Monday due to heart failure. He was 61 years old.

Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dies At Age 61

Bob Casale, known primarily as the guitarist for the ’80s band Devo, passed away on Feb. 18. TMZ confirmed that the “Whip It” rocker, who was a founding member of the popular band, died suddenly on Monday due to health complications that led to health failure. His brother Gerald — also a founding member — confirmed the news when asked on Twitter:

“As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning,” Gerald told TMZ. “He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer, and talented audio engineer — always giving more than he got.”‘s thoughts are with the Casale family during this difficult time.

— Shaunna Murphy

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