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Dev Hynes recordings, scores lost in fire

By | Published on Wednesday 18 December 2013

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I doubt our Artist Of The Year nod will provide any solace, because Dev Hynes’ house in Manhattan, New York, burnt down on Monday night, in the process destroying a lot of his scores and recordings… and his dog, Cupid. The cause of the fire is still unconfirmed, but Hynes at least is fine. Small mercies.

Hynes wrote on Twitter the morning after the blaze: “Last night, the unthinkable happened. My entire apt burnt down while I was out. I’ve lost everything I own, including scores, hard drives, clothes, sentimental items. Everything from my life is gone”.

Since news of the fire broke, Robin Urbani, the mother of Hynes’ girlfriend, Friends’ Samantha Urbani, has launched an online collection for donations to help the musician get back on his feet, which has since brought in over $17,000.