DeBarge’s sister Etterline “Conejito” DeBarge compartió la noticia en Facebook el jueves., compartiendo un video con una imagen fija de su hermano tocando la guitarra.
“Tommy ha ganado sus alas,” ella escribió. The singer also shared the post on her professional Facebook page.
A second post soon followed: “Rest peacefully in Heaven, Dearest Thomas DeBarge.”
A family member of the musician told TMZ that he suffered from liver and kidney failure over the years and recently declined in health.
The outlet reports that he was hospitalized a few weeks ago and died on Thursday.
DeBarge and his bandmates rose to fame in the 1970s with hits like “There’ll Never Be,” “I Call Your Name” y “Love Over & Over Again.”