COVID Takes Another Big Name in Music

Bruce Williamson, 49, joined the Temptations as lead singer in 2006
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2020 12:17 AM CDT
COVID Kills Former Temptations Lead Singer, 49
Bruce Williamson, center, and Otis Williams, right, of The Temptations perform for President Bush, seated, center back to camera, at a celebration of African American History Month, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

The coronavirus has claimed another celebrity: Bruce Williamson, the former lead singer of the Temptations, died Sunday night at his Las Vegas home after battling COVID-19, TMZ reports. "There's no words in the world that can express how I feel right now," his son posted on Facebook. "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. I love you Daddy R.I.H KING WILLIAMSON." Williamson joined the group, which first formed in the 1960s, from 2006 to 2015, performing at concerts, on television, and on the albums Back to the Front and Still Here. After his tenure in the Motown group, Williamson was more recently in the group Sons of Soul, News 3 Las Vegas reports. (More coronavirus stories.)

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