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Temptations former frontman Bruce Williamson dies at 50 after complications from coronavirus

Bruce Williamson, the lead singer of legendary band The Temptations, has died after a battle with COVID-19.

The charismatic frontman died aged 50 on Sunday night in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, TMZ reported on Monday. 

Bruce joined the Temptations in 2006, and sang with the group in concerts and on television until 2015.  

Gone too soon: Bruce Williamson, the lead singer of legendary band The Temptations, has died after a battle with COVID-19

Gone too soon: Bruce Williamson, the lead singer of legendary band The Temptations, has died after a battle with COVID-19

His son took to social media for a tribute.

‘There’s no words in the world that can express how I feel right now I love you Daddy thank you for being awesome thank you for being loving thank you for being Who You Are I pray to God and we will meet again,’ he said.

And he ended with, ‘I love you Daddy R.I.H KING WILLIAMSON.’

RIP: The charismatic frontman died aged 50 on Sunday night in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada; seen performing in London in 2010

RIP: The charismatic frontman died aged 50 on Sunday night in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada; seen performing in London in 2010

The Temptations launched in Detroit in 1960 with Otis Williams, David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks.

Their hit songs were My Girl (1964) and Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (1966).

Bruce did not become a Temptation until 2006 as he toured with the band. The Compton native, who grew up on gospel music, stayed with the group until 2015.

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