Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who had hits with “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold On (To My Love),” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to The Associated Press. He was 78. No details were immediately available about the cause of death.
Ruffin, who was the older brother of late Temptations lead singer David Ruffin, was born in Collinsville, Mississippi in 1936. He signed with Motown and released the Top 10 hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” in 1966.
Ruffin lived in England for several years. In 1984, he collaborated with Paul Weller’s post-Jam band the Style Council for the song “Soul Deep,” a benefit single meant to raise money for striking U.K. coal miners.