Home Music RIP Jimmy Ruffin, Motown Singer of “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?”

Jimmy Ruffin has died at age 78. His biggest Motown hit was “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted”– one of the great classics of all time. He was the older brother of David Ruffin of the original Temptations, who died much too young in 1991. Rest in peace. There must be some reunion in heaven, with the Ruffins, Eddie Kendricks, Levi Stubbs, Marvin Gaye, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, Florence Ballard, Harvey Fuqua, Cholly Atkins and Mary Wells et al…

 

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