Dan Le Batard shared some sad news at the beginning of Tuesday’s show.
Dan revealed that his younger brother, David, a 50-year-old Miami street artist known as Lebo, passed away Tuesday morning after an extended illness. His obituary from the Miami Herald can be found here.
Below is the live video of the Local Hour where Dan spoke about losing someone who had been his best friend for 50 years:
Dan said when you put a clock on it knowing you have limited time, you value the moments you get because you don’t know how many you’re going to get. He also noted that because it wasn’t a sudden thing he was able to spend the last year saying all the things and got a chance to appreciate his brother, say goodbye and pour out his heart to him. Dan said there was grace and freedom to be there with his brother as the end neared and to be able to be in his ear telling him it was OK to go, that he was safe, that he didn’t have a reason to be scared and to see him stop suffering and be peaceful. Dan said amid the horror of his passing was a seismic and great beauty that he’ll forever be grateful for.
Condolences came pouring in after Dan made the sad announcement.
We want to extend our deepest condolences to Dan and the entire Le Batard family. Also sending lots of love to everyone at @LeBatardShow during this incredibly difficult time. Abrazos. ❤️ https://t.co/E09sbJvifo— The Cooligans (@SoccerCooligans) August 1, 2023
I can’t believe this.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 1, 2023
David was an unbelievably kind soul. Too nice, even. Just a very sweet, extremely talented man. He was a light for me in 2020 when he made the Helwani Boxing shirts. We had other plans, too. This is heartbreaking.
Love you, @LeBatardShow. Hang in there https://t.co/6lBJXe4CYJ
hate to hear this. dave was a really good dude. https://t.co/HsMl84XnTh— bomani (@bomani_jones) August 1, 2023
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Miami street artist David Le Batard. Our deepest condolences go out to the Le Batard family as we mourn their loss.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) August 1, 2023
RIP Lebo ️
I counted David LeBatard as a friend & artistic genius. I met him through his brother Dan when #Lebo was starting college. We own several of his pieces - some he gifted to us. Cuz he was that kind of guy. RIP you gentle soul. May your family find peace. @LeBatardShow pic.twitter.com/koY9eGdFnh— Ana Veciana-Suarez (@AnaVeciana) August 1, 2023
To all the LeBatard Show fans:— Kevin Costa (@KCosta_41) August 1, 2023
Let's all go to @LeboArt or https://t.co/bVDMhKqHuN and pick out your favorite work of David's and make it your profile pic for all of August
This way anytime we interact with Dan he will see love, kindness and support from his army of misfit toys
We here at DraftKings Network would like to pass along our deepest condolences to Dan and the entire Le Batard family at this time. We’ll leave you with this video of Lebo painting live on Dan’s show a few years ago. Rest in peace, Lebo.