Jimmy Ruffin, the crooner who was a staple in Motown for decades, has passed away at the age of 78.
Ruffin reached legendary Motown status in 1966 with his hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “I’ve Passed This Way Before” both reaching #7 and #17 respectively on the US charts in 1967. In 1980 he scored again with “Hold On To My Love” which reached #10 on the US Charts.
Jimmy was the older brother of Motown Legend and Lead singer of the Temptation, David Ruffin.
Ruffin’s 2 kids — Philicia and Jimmy Lee — confirmed that he passed Monday at his home in Las Vegas.