D-Bando dead – Loved ones pay tribute after rapper tragically passes away from Covid as tributes flood in

RAPPER and music producer D-Bando died from Covid-19, The Sun understands.

Since the news broke, dozens of tributes have been paid to the Texas star, real name Darale Obando, on social media.

D-Bando passed away on January 5, according to radio station KBXX.

He tragically passed away after a battle with Covid, The Sun understands, as dozens of tributes were paid to the rapper.

In a moving Facebook post, his mom said: "Today is one of the hardest days of my life. Just lost my son. Darale Obando has transitioned home to be with the Lord. No more pain or suffering."

She said "words couldn't express" her feelings, adding: "Like someone ripped my heart out but God knows my pain and he cares.

"I still thank God for 34 years he loaned to me. Love you Boo forever until we meet again in Heaven."

Meanwhile, Louis Brandon posted on Facebook: "Typing in disbelief!! Please pray for my family and I strength. You protected me from everything (sic)!

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"Love you so much this hurt so bad! Darale Obando I love you I’m going to miss you. My brother my mentor.. this pain is so much… but god give us strength."

And, Carlee Jae Landry said: "Please pray for my family lost my big brother. I love you and I'll miss you til we meet again. RIH Boo."

Musicians and producers also paid tribute to D-Bando.

Houston artist Just Brittany said: “No Dbando. I’m so heartbroken to hear this news. We been suppose to have worked together. We always had our side talks and you was always in my corner (sic).

“Rest easy D Bando, I’m sorry. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.”


Rapper and R&B star K Vocalz commented: “Thank you for supporting me… I love you, Bro.”

Hip-hop record producer DJ Mr. Rogers told the star to “rest easy”. 

And, Clay James, the CEO of the Atlanta label Playas Club Music, said: Solid a** n****. LONG LIVE DBANDO."

On New Year's Eve, friends urged the star to "wake up".

D-Bando last posted on Instagram on November 27.

He said: "I've took the backseat to let my team be in the front that shows a lot about my character! I've stepped down to let others step up #I WANTUSALLTOWIN (sic)."

His management team has yet to issue a formal statement.

The rapper was signed to several labels including 1st Class Music Group, CBS Entertainment, and D-Bando Productions.

D-Bando's track "See You With Nothing" has more than 300,000 views on YouTube.

He also worked with the Big Pokey on his album Sensei.

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