Former Temptations Lead Singer, Bruce Williamson, Dies from COVID-19

Stephen Thompson
Sep 08, 2020
10:47 A.M.
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Former Temptations singer Bruce Williamson passes away after contracting COVID-19 in late August, and his family, friends, and fans mourn the loss of the phenomenal singer.


On September 6, R&B singer and former Temptations lead singer Bruce Williamson tragically passed away at the age of 49. His son, Bruce Alan Williamson Jr., took to Facebook to post an emotional tribute to his late father. He wrote:

“There's no words in the world that can express how I feel right now I love you Daddy thank you for being awesome."

Bruce Williamson performs during The Temptations appearance at The Canyon Club on March 20, 2015 in Agoura Hills | Photo: Getty Images


Continuing his tribute, Bruce Jr. thanked his late father for being a loving man and being himself. He prayed to God that they would meet again. He loved his father and hoped that he would rest in heaven.

Williamson became a part of the Temptations in 2006 when he replaced original member, G.C. Cameron.

According to TMZ, Williamson passed away due to COVID-19 in his residence in Las Vegas after struggling to recover from the disease.


Following the tragic passing of his father, his mourning son went live on Facebook to express his grief and pour out his emotions. With tears streaming down his face, he spoke about his late father and how amazing the man was.

Amid his outpour, the singer's son broke into a gospel song by Rev. Paul Jones, "I Won't Complain," accompanied by additional songs in memory of his late father.

Before ending his video, the grieving Bruce Jr. said that in his eyes the world had lost an icon and he was going to ensure that his dad's legacy lives on.


Williamson was reportedly diagnosed with COVID-19 late in August not long after undergoing cholecystectomy, a surgery to remove his gallbladder. 

Williamson became a part of the Temptations in 2006 when he replaced original member, G.C. Cameron. He remained with the group for about a decade, making wonderful hit songs with them until he left and was substituted by Larry Braggs, a former vocalist for Tower of Power. Rest in peace, Williamson!


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