DeBarge’s sister Etterline “Coniglietto” DeBarge ha condiviso la notizia su Facebook giovedì, condividendo un video con un fermo immagine di suo fratello che suona la chitarra.
“Tommy ha guadagnato le ali,” lei scrisse. The singer also shared the post on her professional Facebook page.
UN 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” e “Love Over & Over Again.”