A fire in Dev Hynes’ apartment has destroyed all of his belongings and taken the life of his puppy. An online donation fund has been set up to help him.
Devonté “Dev” Hynes is known by stage names Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion. He also writes and produces for other artists, including Sky Ferreira and Florence and the Machine. He is currently working on Solange Knowles’ upcoming album and on songs for Mutya Keisha Siobhan and Kylie Minogue.
Hynes’ girlfriend is Samatha Urbani, vocalist in the band Friends. Her mother, Robin Urbani, set up the donation page. The page has been up for six hours and 492 people have donated $12,795.
“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.”