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
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