“I still got the moves, Blue.”
Paul Williams took his own life in August 1973. He was 34.
David Ruffin died in 1991 from an adverse reaction to cocaine. He was 51.
Eddie Kendricks died from lung cancer in 1992. He was 52.
Melvin Franklin was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in the 1960s. Regular cortisone treatments ravaged his immune system. He contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh eating bacteria and fell into a coma. Melvin passed away in February 1995. He was also 52.
Otis Williams, at 72, still continues to tour and perform with a current incarnation of The Temptations.