Tommy DeBarge, Grand Rapids native and bass player for the R&B band SWITCH, has died. He was 64.
Debarge’s brother,El DeBarge announced his death on Instagram;
Founding member of SWITCH,Philip Ingram says DeBarge passed just 10 days after Deon Estus, who also played bass guitar for the band in recent years.
“We will miss both Deon & Tommy very much,”
DeBarge and his Switch bandmates rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as “There’ll Never Be,” “I Call Your Name” and “Love Over & Over Again.”
May his soul rest in peace.