Tommy DeBarge has died aged 64, according to his sister. The singer was a member of the R&B/funk band Switch and part of the music industry’s famed DeBarge family.
TMZ first broke the news that the musician passed away on Thursday.
A family member told the US news outlet that Tommy suffered from liver and kidney failure over the years, but recently took a turn for the worse.
He was hospitalised a couple weeks ago and died in the hospital yesterday.
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The bothers left the band to begin DeBarge in 1979, where they mentored their younger brothers and sister.
The family band went on to release six studio albums in their time, before Bobby died of AIDS-related complications in 1995.
Following news of Tommy’s death, fans rushed to social media to share their condolences to his family.