• Bruce Williamson, former lead singer of The Temptations, has died after battling COVID-19
  • Bruce's son confirmed the news of his father's death on Facebook but did not reveal any details
  • The singer joined the band in 2006 and was a part of it until 2015

Bruce Williamson, the former lead vocalist of the band The Temptations, passed away after a long battle with the coronavirus. He was 49.

The singer died at his home in Las Vegas due to COVID-19 on Sept. 6, TMZ first reported. The news of his death was confirmed by his son Bruce Alan Williamson Jr. on Facebook, but he did not disclose the cause of his father’s untimely demise.

Williamson Jr. paid a touching tribute to his late father saying that no words can describe how he feels right now. He further said that he always loved his father and described him as an “awesome” human being.

“There are 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, and 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 (sic)” Williamson Jr. wrote on Facebook.

Born in 1970, Williamson started taking interest in music at a very young age. He used to sing in church. In 2006, he joined the Temptations and was part of the musical group until 2015. The singer was really in awe of the band and always wanted to be a part of it.

In a 2013 interview, Williamson told Las Vegas Black Image Magazine that even after being a part of the band for the last seven years, he was still in “awe” of it.

“After seven years as a Temptation I am still in awe. I can remember the first time I performed with the group: at a millionaire's private birthday party, on a small stage that was erected on his tennis courts,” Williamson told the magazine.

The Temptations were originally formed in the 1960s and comprised five members. Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Elbridge ‘Al’ Bryant, and Paul Williams were the founding members of the band.

The “Still Here” hitmaker’s death comes a couple of months after Broadway star Nick Cordero lost his life due to the life-threatening disease. The actor, who was seen in theater productions like “Waitress” and “Rock Of Ages,” died after fighting COVID-19 and its complications for more than 90 days, People reported.

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AGOURA HILLS, CA - MARCH 20: Musicians Bruce Williamson (L) and Otis Williams perform during The Temptations appearance at The Canyon Club on March 20, 2015 in Agoura Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage) Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage