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    Jimmy Ruffin Has Died

    Hi All: I just learned on Facebook that Jimmy Ruffin has passed. It was posted by David Ruffin, Jr. It hasn't hit the rest of the internet yet. I assume this may have just happened shortly. May he rest in peace.

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    I've been trying to confirm this, but haven't hade any luck. Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug-Morgan View Post
    I've been trying to confirm this, but haven't hade any luck. Anyone else?
    I understand that this is not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight johnny View Post
    I understand that this is not true.
    Unfortunately it is, a message from his daughter to the UK has confirms it.

    http://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulfor.../#entry2156696.

    RIP Jimmy 'The Twisted Wheel's Special Attraction' Ruffin

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    Hi All: Hot off the Presses.
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    Anna Redding with Cheryl Ruffin and Nedra Ruffin
    Per Reliable Family Sources:
    It is with regret, that I inform you all that the great Jimmy Ruffin, big brother of the late great David Ruffin has passed away.
    I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family and nieces of Jimmy Ruffin who passed away last night at the age of 75 yrs. old. Jimmy was born May 7th, 1939 and took his last earthly breath on 11/17/14. Jimmy, like his brother David was a musical bad boy. Some of his notable songs were ," What Becomes of the Broken Hearted", " Since I've Lost You" and many more. Your contribution will live on in our memories, our hearts and in your music. R.I.P.

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    Here's something else I just found.

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    Rest in Peace Jimmy. You were one of the best.

    Russell Thompkins Jr.

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    RIP you were and still are a treasure.

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    Dang I was hoping he would pull through. RIP Jimmy. A true talent and very kind man.

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    For those looking for media sources
    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ge-78-27030406

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    It's really sad. We're losing so many legends. I guess that means we're all getting older.

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    So sad. I knew he was ill. He recorded one of the best records ever made. "What Becomes of The Broken Hearted" will be with us forever.

    My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

    May Jimmy Ruffin Rest In Peace...

    ~~Mary~~

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    Lord Jesus, our savior and our redeemer,
    you willingly gave yourself up to death,
    so that all might be saved and pass from death to life.
    By dying you unlocked the gates of life
    for all those who believe in you.
    So we commend Mr Jimmy Ruffin into your arms of mercy,
    believing that, with sins forgiven,
    he will share a place of happiness, light and peace
    in the kingdom of your glory for ever.

    Amen.

    Roberta

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    They just announced Jimmy's passing on the CBS Evening News. Rest in peace Jimmy. Thanks for all the songs, the music.

    Marv

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    God Bless the Ruffin family.

    Jimmy = great singer

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    Very sorry to hear this.

    Now up on the BBC News Entertainment page : -

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30111017

    My condolences to the Ruffin family and all who knew him.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    Jimmy may be the best to ever do it. Definitely in my top 5. Such a tragedy. Been listening to him all day, non-stop.

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    So amazing.

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    Sad news. I hope Jimmy is now at peace. To my mind he was one of the great under appreciated Motown and soul voices, despite having hits. As well as his fantastic Motown recordings I've always loved and had a soft spot for 'Tell Me What You Want' from 1974, showing he could sound just as at home with the Philly sound.

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    Even there have been rumours for weeks, it was so Sad to wake up here in England to the news of the passing of Jimmy. I was honoured to interview him many times and work with in concerts we promoted, he was always professional and a real Gentleman.

    Rest in Peace Jimmy, Thanks for the Music.

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    Can anyone clarify Jimmy's real D.O.B. I was certain it was May 7th 1939... but the press are saying he was 78 years old.

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    JIMMY LEE RUFFIN RIP 7th May 1936 – 17th November 2014

    Thank you for your music and God Bless

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NMOZi0uCTY


    Last edited by grapevine; 11-20-2014 at 07:31 AM.

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    FAREWELL Jimmy.BLESS YOU.

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    Sincerely I am Broken Hearted ...........R.I.P Jimmy Ruffin

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