Jimmy Ruffin passed away on Monday 17 Nov 2014 in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
His daughter Philicia Ruffin announced details of the sad news yesterday and also said...
"My family in its entirety is extremely upset over his death. He will truly be missed. We appreciate all of the love and prayers from our family, friends, his colleagues and his adoring fans. We will treasure the many fond and wonderful memories we all have of him"
Reported in the forums and comments on this sad news can be read and posted here
BBC Interview from Soul Source 1999
I'd been working for the Ford motor company around the time of the audition and I had a back injury that kept me off work. So I thought I'd use that year to see if I could make it as a singer. The first single, Don't Feel Sorry For Me, did okay. The second - As Long As There's L-O-V-E - was a smash in Detroit. Brokenhearted came out third and that was it. I didn't go back to the motor company, I can tell you that!