Tommy DeBarge of R&B group Switch is dead

Tommy DeBarge

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.

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