Another Personal Hero Dies

Bob Moog, one of the fathers of electronic music, has died at 71. From [“Moog Music”:]:

bq.. ASHEVILLE, N.C. – August 21, 2005 – Bob died this afternoon at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. Bob was diagnosed with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme or GBM) in late April 2005. He had received both radiation treatment and chemotherapy to help combat the disease. He is survived by his wife, Ileana, his five children, Laura Moog Lanier, Matthew Moog, Michelle Moog-Koussa, Renee Moog, and Miranda Richmond; and the mother of his children, Shirleigh Moog.

Bob was warm and outgoing. He enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. He especially appreciated what Ileana referred to as “the magical connection” between music-makers and their instruments.

No public memorial is planned. Fans and friends can direct their sympathies or remembrances to

Bob’s family has established The Bob Moog Foundation dedicated to the Advancement of Electronic Music in his memory. Many of his longtime collaborators including musicians, engineers and educators have agreed to sit on its executive board including David Borden, Wendy Carlos, Joel Chadabpe, John Eaton, David Mash, and Rick Wakeman. For more information about the foundation, contact Matthew Moog at

We’ll miss you Bob.

p. I grew up five miles away from Moog Music, and used to spend time as a teenager at Moog’s showroom in Cheektowaga, NY. It was always thrilling when a new Moog synth was released.

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0 Responses to Another Personal Hero Dies

  1. bridget says:

    seriously, you need to have a non-visionary-related death post.


    apparently there is some crazy synth museum in new hampshire:

    i wonder if they will do anything, i imagine they would have to.

  2. Kevin says:

    Bridget – they come in threes. I just wonder who’s next…

  3. Kevin says:

    Wait – Moog *was* #3. Never mind. 🙂

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