David Ruffin

David Ruffin
1941 - 1991

David Ruffin  American Singer


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Rest in peace.


David Ruffin was previously married to Joy Hamilton (1976) and Sandra Ruffin (1978 - 1984).

David Ruffin was in relationships with Genna Sapia-Ruffin (1977 - 1979), Tammi Terrell (1965 - 1967) and Gail Martin.


American Singer David Ruffin was born Davis Eli Ruffin on 18th January, 1941 in Whynot, Mississippi, USA and passed away on 1st Jun 1991 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA aged 50. He is most remembered for The Temptations. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

David Ruffin is a member of the following lists: English-language singers, Warner Records artists and American male singers.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating3 2 years 1 year, 4 months -
Married2 24 years, 6 months 12 years, 9 months 1 year
Total5 24 years, 6 months 5 years, 10 months 1 year


First Name David
Middle Name Eli
Last Name Ruffin
Full Name at Birth Davis Eli Ruffin
Alternative Name David, Little David Bush
Age 50 (age at death) years
Birthday 18th January, 1941
Birthplace Whynot, Mississippi, USA
Died 1st June, 1991
Place of Death Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of Death Drug Overdose
Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame The Temptations
Music Genre (Text) R&B, pop, soul, disco, gospel
Music Genre R&B
Year(s) Active 1956–1991
Music Style Soul, Motown, Funk, Disco
Music Mood Passionate, Gritty, Earthy, Poignant, Romantic, Gutsy
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, drums
Record Label Anna, Chess, Motown, Warner Bros., RCA
Associated Acts The Temptations, Eddie Kendrick, Jimmy Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Dennis Edwards
Brother Jimmy Ruffin

David Eli Ruffin (born Davis Eli Ruffin, January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of the Temptations (1964–68) during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known. He was the lead voice on such famous songs as "My Girl" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."

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David Ruffin50 CapricornSinger
Genna Sapia-Ruffin-Author
Joy Hamilton-
Tammi Terrell24 TaurusSinger
Sandra Ruffin-
Gail Martin76 AriesSinger


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
CherylFemaleSandra Ruffin
NedraFemaleSandra Ruffin
KimberlyFemaleSandra Ruffin
DavidMaleGenna Sapia-Ruffin


The Temptations1998Man in Coppa CabanaTV Show


Posted commentsView all comments (8)

OwnstyleOwnstyleDec 26, 2011

May they both rest in peace

GiGiJan 6, 2011

Love him and wish he were still here. I think about him and read about him. Touched me so much during the Time Life cd offer for Motown

jubaby30jubaby30Jan 25, 2010

r.i.p david

DianeDec 27, 2009

I don`t believe any of these woman loved David. His angel in disguise loved him. I love you David. Sorry I just didn`t know it. I couldn`t remember you. So sorry I wish there was a next time to be kinder. All the times you tried to reach me and almost did. Love Diana and Little Lisa Ann

evelynNov 12, 2009

David was brilliant . Listen to his runs and his voice on how he delivers

rowenMay 30, 2009

David was a brilliant singer second only to Marvin Gaye.

AshleyMay 22, 2009

I love David!!!! His downfall was beig over talented and drugs

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