Guitarist Bob Casale of new-wave band Devo died of heart failure on Monday at 61, according to TMZ.
"As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning," his brother, Gerald — also a founding member of the band — told TMZ. "He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer, and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got."
He later tweeted, "My brother Bob – Devo's anchor. Level-headed, even-keeled and very slow to anger. If he got mad you knew you deserved it."
Devo formed in 1972 and is best remembered for its 1980 hit Whip It. The band's drummer, Alan Myers,died of brain cancer last June.