Friends of Devo’s Robert “Bob 2” Casale — who died unexpectedly two weeks ago from heart failure — are trying to raise $100,000 to support the late musician’s wife and children, with Casale’s brother and bandmate, Gerald Casale, noting that the 61-year-old “had no will or insurance” at the time of his death.
On Devo’s Facebook page, the band notes, “A funding page has been created to help soften the huge blow this has been to his wife, daughter, and son. All gifts will go directly to the Casale Family.” Over the weekend, Gerald Casale tweeted to fans to let them know they could donate, saying, “I have done what I can, but he had no will or insurance.”
The donation fund is being managed by Michael Pilmer, Devo’s website manager, who has worked with the band for more than a decade. To date, more than $11,000 has been raised.
LINK: Bob Casale Family Fund
FYI There’s a donation site at http://t.co/9OzikRb6PM for Bob 2’s wife and children. I have done what I can but he had no will or insurance.
— Gerald Casale (@Gvc3Casale) March 2, 2014