Bruce Williamson Jr., the lead musician of temptation, has died of coronavirus. He was 49 years old.
TMZ reports that the soul singer died at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday night.
Williamson, who was not a core member, joined Temption in 2006 and sang with the group until 2015.
Compton, California, told Las Vegas Black Image Magazine that church singing in his youth helped him keep pace with his kinship roots at a young age.
He told the magazine in 2013, “Even after seven years of temptation, I’m surprised.” I remember the first time I could perform with this group: at a millionaire’s personal birthday party, on a small stage that was built on him. Tennis court. “
Williamson said his manager, Dave Wallace, introduced him to Ron Tyson of Temptations, describing him as “the greatest musician in the world.” He said Tyson had made him for a decade, trying to get him on the team, but was against founding member Otis Williams.
“Williams was initially against me joining this team because he thought I was too big and too young,” he said.
TMZ reported that Williamson’s son also paid tribute to his late father, who fought in Covid-19. “There’s no word in the world that can express how I feel right now. I love you Dad. Thank you for being great. I’m praying to God for you and we’ll see you again. I love you Daddy R.I.H. King Williamson.” He wrote.
Joe Harendon, Terry Wicks, Bruce Williamson, Otis Williams and Ron Tyson The Temperation of the Temptations