Belfast Telegraph

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin, whose hits include What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted and Hold On To My Love, has died at the age of 78.

His children, Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr, confirmed that Ruffin died in a Las Vegas hospital on Monday. There were no details about the cause of death.

Ruffin was the older brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, who died in 1991 at the age of 50.

Jimmy Lee Ruffin was born on May 7 1936 in Collinsville, Mississippi. He was signed to Berry Gordy's Motown Records, and had a string of hits in the 1960s, including What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, which became a top 10 hit. He had his second top 10 hit, Hold On To My Love, in 1980.


From Belfast Telegraph