Former ‘Temptations’ frontman Bruce Williamson dies of COVID-19


Los Angeles: Bruce Williamson, the former lead singer of the legendary vocal group ‘The Temptations’ has died at the age of 49. Bruce Williamson had been battling with coronavirus for some time now. The singer passed away Sunday at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas. This information was confirmed by his business manager, Anta Ealy, according to ‘USA Today’.

Williamson was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late August, weeks after having his gallbladder removed, Ealy said. Williamson’s son Bruce Alan Williamson (Jr) took to pen an emotional tribute on Facebook.

“There’s no words in the world that can express how I feel right now. I love you Daddy. Thank you for being awesome, thank you for being loving, thank you for being Who You Are. I pray to God and we will meet again (sic),” Alan wrote Monday.

Original ‘Temptation’ Otis Williams also remembered Williamson as ‘one of our brothers’. “Once you are a ‘Temptation’, you are always a Temptation,” Williams said in a statement.

Williamson was a native of Compton, California. He joined ‘The Temptations’ in 2006 and continued singing with the iconic Motown group until 2015. He collaborated with the band on several songs such as ‘Shout’, ‘I’m Losing You’ and ‘Barbara’. He also featured on Temptations albums ‘Back to Front’ (2007) and ‘Still Here’ (2010).