Bruce Williamson dead: Temptations singer dies of coronavirus aged 49 | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
Bruce Williamson reportedly died from coronavirus on Sunday night at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. The news was confirmed by Bruce’s son who posted a statement on social media, according to reports.
According to TMZ, Bruce’s son shared a tribute to his late father, writing: “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. I love you Daddy R.I.H KING WILLIAMSON.”
Tributes have been pouring in for the singer following the news of his sudden death.
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He 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 five years ago.
He sang lead on their albums Back to the Front, 2007, and Still Here, 2010.
Bruce one said that he did “more in six months of being a Temptation than many artists have done in a lifetime.”
The former gospel singer had shown an interest in joining the legendary Motown collective since 1994.
He finally joined the band in 2005 but joked he was in denial until founding member Otis Williams personally called him to confirm the news himself.
The original Temptations formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1960 under the name The Elgins.
Founding members Otis Williams, Elbridge ‘Al’ Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams were made up of two rival vocal groups.