Blood Orange's Dev Hynes Loses Dog, Belongings in Apartment Fire
The mother of the musician's girlfriend has set up a GoFundMe page to help with costs.
Last night, Dev Hynes, who records under the name Blood Orange, got an unexpected and devastating surprise when the New York apartment in which he resided burned down.
After the fire Monday night (Dec. 16), Hynes took to Twitter Tuesday morning to confirm what had happened, detailing the massive amount of possessions he had lost in the blaze -- including his puppy, Cupid.
"Everything from my life is gone," he tweeted, revealing that "clothes, sentimental items" and hard drives were lost.
Word spread quickly, no doubt helped along by Robin Urbani, the mother of Hynes' girlfriend Samantha Urbani (part of the New York band Friends). As SPIN reports, Urbani set up a GoFundMe page to help Hynes, with a goal of $5,000. That amount has already been eclipsed -- Urbani says the goal was met in two hours -- with nearly $13,000 raised as of Tuesday evening.
Even though the goal has been reached, Urbani is encouraging those who wish to donate to continue to do so, as she is "sure the goal [she] set is only a small fraction of the value of everything that has been lost."
The loss comes nearly a month after the release of the critically acclaimed "Cupid Deluxe," Blood Orange's second LP.