Detroit Honors Temptations’ Member David Ruffin

Today kicks off a three-day celebration for Detroit’s own Temptations member David Ruffin.

Motown legend and lead singer of the group The Temptations David Ruffin will have a street where he grew up, Parkside Street renamed David Ruffin Avenue.

In 1989 the R&B Motown artist was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. In 2013, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame as both a solo artist and a member of The Temptations.

Ruffin died from a drug overdose in 1991. He is survived by his four children three by his wife Cheryl, Nedra and Kimberly Ruffin and also his son David Ruffin, Jr by his girlfriend.

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