Former lead singer for The Temptations Bruce Williamson dies at 49

The soul crooner reportedly joined the band in 2007, replacing the departing tenor G.C. Cameron, and left in 2015.
Photo of Terry WEEKS and TEMPTATIONS and Otis WILLIAMS and Bruce WILLIAMSON and Ron TYSON
Bruce Williamson, Otis Williams, Terry Weeks, Ron Tyson performing on stage.Marc Broussely / Redferns via Getty Images
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Bruce Williamson, a former lead singer for the R&B group The Temptations, has died, according to a Facebook post from his son. He was 49.

"There's no words in the world that can express how I feel right now," Williamson's son wrote in a post Monday morning. "I love you Daddy thank you for being awesome thank you for being loving thank you for being Who You Are."

Williamson reportedly joined the band in 2007, replacing the departing tenor G.C. Cameron, and left in 2015.

The lineup of The Temptations has changed frequently since the original group formed nearly 60 years ago. The act remains best known for its string of 1960s hits, including "My Girl" (1964) and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (1966).

The New York Times, reviewing a seven-night Broadway production featuring The Temptations in 2014, called Williamson "a find: a large man who’s light on his feet and, even more important, full-throated with gospel timing."

"He had multiple paths from croon to rasp, and he could sound simultaneously forceful and desperate," The Times wrote of Williamson's performance.

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