Dev Hynes of Blood Orange fame seems to have just experienced everyone’s worst nightmare, losing his possessions, work, and even his dog to a fire in his New York City apartment. A few hours ago, Hynes tweeted the following:
A publicist has since confirmed the fire to Pitchfork. Just awful. Seems like we can all agree to wish Hynes well right now, and maybe give a nice hug or belly rub to the next dog we encounter?
[Update:] Robin Urbani, the mother of Hynes’ girlfriend Samantha, has started a GoFundMe account to help the pair recoup their significant losses, writing,”Last night in a tragic apartment fire my daughter’s boyfriend Dev Hynes lost everything- important music he is composing, computers, clothes, personal and sentimental belongings..and their little puppy Cupid. 🙁 Please donate if you can. Even a dollar will help.” Here’s the link if you’d like to contribute.
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