US media sources are reporting that one-time Motown star, JIMMY RUFFIN is seriously ill. Reports say that he is in a Las Vegas hospital and that his family are asking for prayers. Additional reports on Twitter are saying that Ruffin has passed away; however, there is no confirmation from the family.

Jimmy Ruffin – the older brother of David Ruffin- is best known for his Motown hit ‘What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted’; though at Motown he also enjoyed success with ‘I’ve Passed This Way Before’ and ‘Gonna Give Her All The Love I Got’. He was particularly popular in the UK where he went on to score with the Robin Gibb song ‘Hold On To My Love’. In Britain he also worked with Heaven 17 and Paul Weller.

Latterly Jimmy was living in Las Vegas and it’s said that over the last few years he was working on new material.