In Memoriam: Musicians Who Died In 2014

As 2014 is just about at an end, we take a moment at Geeks Of Doom to remember the fallen musicians who left us this year. A large array of heavyweights, cult heroes, pioneering figures, and sentimental favorites are among those who have left us in a physical sense, but the memories that they made in the past and the ones that each of their fans have in regards to them will never leave.

A list of some of our (and probably yours as well) fallen heroes is below.

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Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dead At 61

Bob Casale, who was a key musical figure in Devo, a band that was at the forefront of the new wave movement in the late 1970s with their seminal irresistible smash hit “Whip It,” passed away on February 17, 2014 from heart failure. He was 61.

Born Robert Edward Casale Jr., but credited as “Bob2” in the band, the Kent, OH native’s passing was confirmed by his brother, bandmate, and Devo founder Gerald Casale, who posted the news to the official Devo Facebook page. Casale, who played guitar and keyboards, was a member of Devo during what is arguably the band’s zenith, from 1976 to 1991. He was also a current member of the band as well, having returned to it back in 1996, when Devo reformed after a five-year separation.

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