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Jimmy Ruffin (born 7 May 1939 in Collinsville, Mississippi; died 17 November 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American soul singer. His 1966 hit "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" was a major success and his most well-known song. He was offered a chance to sing with The Temptations, but he politely declined in favor of his younger brother, David Ruffin (born 1941; died 1991).

After the success of "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted", the intended follow-up, "East Side West… read more

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  • Avatar for gilliananne
    Farewell Jimmy. RIP x
  • Avatar for Red-Drallek
    One of the great voices. Great memories of his classics back in the early 70's discos & pubs. A Jimmy Ruffin song was always essential in the mix in those last few slow songs of the night. Thanks for the music Jimmy. R.I.P.
  • Avatar for jadedingenue
    RIP.
  • Avatar for bidola84
    RIP
  • Avatar for marksplace2008
    RIP :(
  • Avatar for nolteCOD
    RIP man :(
  • Avatar for filippeeters
    Rest in peace, true soul legend. You gave us anthems. :(
  • Avatar for brownieboy
    Farewell Jimmy
  • Avatar for KeithJones
    RIP, Jimmy Ruffin; brokenhearted :(
  • Avatar for serendipity_-
    <3

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