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Jimmy Ruffin, Motown singer, dies at 78

Posted at 10:09 PM, Nov 19, 2014

Motown soul singer Jimmy Ruffin has died, CNN reports. He was 78.

He had been hospitalized since September, the Detroit Free Press reports. A cause of death has not been released.

Ruffin's career in music began in the 1960's and continued until his final album in 2012. His chart-topping song, "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" was released in 1966.

He was the older brother of The Temptations lead singer David Ruffin.

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