'Brokenhearted' singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

  • Jimmy Ruffin, the man who sang ‘What Becomes of the Brokenhearted’ — a Motown classic — has died aged 78 on Monday, November 17, according to media reports.

    Born in Mississippi, his career spanned five decades. His younger brother, David, a singer of the group Temptations, had died in 1991.

    Describing Ruffin as a “phenomenal singer,” Berry Gordy, the Motown founder, said in a statement that ‘Brokenhearted’ was "one of the greatest songs put out by Motown and also one of my personal favorites.”


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