Temptations former frontman Bruce Williamson dies at 49 after complications ...

Bruce Williamson, the lead singer of legendary band The Temptations, has died after a battle with COVID-19.

The charismatic frontman died aged 50 on Sunday night at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, TMZ reported. 

Williamson shot to fame when he joined The Temptations in 2006, and sang with the group in concerts and on television until 2015.  

Gone too soon: Bruce Williamson, the lead singer of legendary band The Temptations, has died after a battle with COVID-19

Gone too soon: Bruce Williamson, the lead singer of legendary band The Temptations, has died after a battle with COVID-19

Williamson's son, also named Bruce, paid tribute to his father in a Facebook post.  

'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,' he said. 

'I love you Daddy R.I.H KING WILLIAMSON.'

The Temptations launched in Detroit in 1960 with Otis Williams, David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks.

Their hit songs were My Girl, The Way You Do the Things You Do (both in 1964) and Ain't Too Proud To Beg (1966).

Williamson did not become a Temptation until 2006 as he toured with the band. 

The Compton, Los Angeles native, who grew up on gospel music, stayed with the group until 2015.

His vocals figure on the group's more recent albums Back to Front and Still Here. 

RIP: Williamson died aged 50 on Sunday night in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. The charismatic crooner (pictured in 2010) joined The Temptations in 2006 and performed with the group in concerts and on television until 2014

RIP: Williamson died aged 50 on Sunday night in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. The charismatic crooner (pictured in 2010) joined The Temptations in 2006 and performed with the group in concerts and on television until 2014 

The Temptations launched in Detroit in 1960 with Otis Williams, David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks (pictured in 1964). Their hit songs were My Girl, The Way You Do the Things You Do (both in 1964) and Ain't Too Proud To Beg (1966)

The Temptations launched in Detroit in 1960 with Otis Williams, David Ruffin, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks (pictured in 1964). Their hit songs were My Girl, The Way You Do the Things You Do (both in 1964) and Ain't Too Proud To Beg (1966)

Williamson is quoted as saying

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