• Ed Gaines

Tommy DeBarge of R&B Group Switch Dies at 64

Tommy DeBarge, best known as a member of the R&B group Switch, has died. He was 64.


DeBarge's sister Etterline "Bunny" DeBargeshared the news on Facebook on Thursday.



A family member of the musician told TMZ that he suffered from liver and kidney failure over the years and recently declined in health.


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" and "Love Over & Over Again."


The singer and his brother Bobby founded the group, which had impressive influence over R&B acts for years to come, including the group DeBarge, which was made up of the star's family members.



Tommy and Bobby left Switch in order to mentor their family members in DeBarge, which became known for hits like "I Like It," "Time Will Reveal" and "A Dream."






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