World Music Singer

Frankie Ruiz’s Death – Cause and Date

The world music singer Frankie Ruiz died at the age of 40. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Puerto Rican salsa singer who released the albums Solista Pero No Solo and Voy Pa’ Encima. He was also known as El Papá de la Salsa.

He was survived by his brothers Viti and Nelson Ruiz, and his wife.

On Aug. 9, 1998, salsa singer Frankie Ruiz died in a New Jersey hospital of liver failure after a long struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. He was 40 years old. Thus, Ruiz became another example of the salsero as tragic figure, joining such other tropical artists as Hector Lavoe and Felipe Pirela