Etterlene DeBarge, gospel music icon and matriarch of the famous DeBarge family, has died at age 88.
The mother of ten died peacefully in her sleep at Berkley Post-Acute in Woodland Hills on Friday morning, said her daughter Etterlene ‘Bunny’ DeBarge. TMZ.
According to the site, no official cause of death has been announced.
However, his sources revealed that the music legend had been ill and battling dementia.
Etterlene DeBarge, gospel music icon and matriarch of the famous DeBarge family, has died at age 88; she is seen in January 1983
The icon appears in the photo from May 2023.
The publication reports that her daughter Bunny had broken the news to fans on social media and said that her mother was now in a better place.
Etterlene had a total of ten children, seven of whom joined together to play in the Motown supergroup DeBarge.
The group Who’s Holding Donna Now was active for a decade, from 1979 to 1989.
The group eventually disbanded after solo contracts for Bunny and El DeBarge and other factors.