Robert Louis "Bobby" DeBarge II

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Robert DeBarge, II

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Birthplace: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA, Detroit, MI, United States
Death: August 16, 1995 (39)
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI, United States (Complications of AIDS)
Place of Burial: East Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Louis DeBarge and Private
Husband of Private and Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private; Private; Thomas "Tommy" DeBarge; Eldra Patrick DeBarge, Sr.; Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge and 15 others
Half brother of Private; Sean David Louis DeBarge; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Singer, Musician
Managed by: Private User
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About Robert Louis "Bobby" DeBarge II

Known as Bobby from the Motown produced group DeBarge.
Singer. He was the lead singer of the 1970s Motown R&B, Soul, Funk, and Pop music group called Switch. They recorded the hits "There'll Never Be," "I Call Your Name," "I Want To Be Closer," "Love Over and Over," and "My Friend in the Sky." He was first in the group called White Heat, which released a self-titled album on RCA in 1975, but the band's producer dropped the group and it disbanded. DeBarge was known for his impressive falsetto vocals. He left Switch in 1981 for a solo career that did not prosper. He did successfully produce albums for the group, DeBarge; he joined the group in 1987 as a vocalist. As the oldest of ten children, he took charge to help his talented siblings to overcome the challenges they faced in their careers. His siblings composed the group DeBarge, and two were in Switch. His career came to a halt in 1988, as he was convicted of drug trafficking and was incarcerated for five years. By then, the group was declining and had moved from Motown to a couple other recording companies before disbanding in 1989. In an attempt to make a comeback in August 1995 on A&E Records, he finished an album that was entitled “It's Not Over”, but he died before the album was released.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: May 13 2022, 3:40:54 UTC

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Robert Louis "Bobby" DeBarge II's Timeline

1956
March 5, 1956
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA, Detroit, MI, United States
1995
August 16, 1995
Age 39
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA, Grand Rapids, Kent, MI, United States
August 1995
Age 39
Garfield Park Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA, East Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States