David Ruffin’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 18, 1941

Death Date

June 1, 1991

Age of Death

50 years

Cause of Death

Drug Overdose


Pop Singer

The pop singer David Ruffin died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Lead vocalist of The Temptations, well known for his performance of “My Girl.” He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 for his contributions to soul music.

He married Sandra Ruffin in 1961. They had four children.



“I knew I always wanted to sing.” (David Ruffin)


“We’re entertainers, not just singers!” (David Ruffin)


“I never knew that I’d still be doing this so many years later.” (David Ruffin)