Dan Le Batard came into this week heartbroken as he revealed some devastating news on his show.
During the latest edition of the “Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” the longtime sports media personality revealed that his brother, David Le Batard, tragically passed away.
He was 50.
“Dan announced his brother, @LeboArt passed away. Absolutely tragic. Amazing talent. On behalf of the fans we send our deepest condolences to the Le Batard family,” a Le Batard Show fan account tweeted.
Fans have jumped online to send prayers to Le Batard:
According to the Miami Herald, Lebo was diagnosed with an illness about a year ago.
“I don’t have a lot of experience with grief, but I had been grieving him for a year,” he said during his podcast. “Because when he was diagnosed more than a year ago, he’s been steadily deteriorating since. And it’s been brutally, brutally hard to watch a poison eat him up from the inside and one of the biggest spirits I’ve ever seen consumed by illness.”
David didn’t have a huge background in sports, but he was a self-proclaimed “innovator of Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism.”
He was a proud man of his days as a graffiti writer, which evolved into lucrative work in his showroom in Miami’s Wynwood and a studio in Miami Beach. The Cuban-American artist described his colorful murals, paintings, and sculptures as “a world where mythology, history, metaphysics, and illustration all join seamlessly.”
His list of collaborations also included Harley Davidson, Audi, Microsoft, Lulu Lemon, and Bacardi.
He was considered one of the “most recognizable” artists in Florida.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the Le Batard family as well as to their friends as they navigate through this difficult situation.
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