AKA Davis Eli Ruffin
Birthplace: Whynot, MS
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Temptations
Died of a cocaine overdose.
Father: (Baptist minister)
Mother: Ophelia Ruffin (d. before David was one year old)
Brother: Jimmy Ruffin (b. 7-May-1939)
Wife: Joy Hamilton (m. Apr-1976, div.)
Son: David, Jr.
Girlfriend: Tammi Terell (singer, ex-)
Risk Factors: Cocaine
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Temptations (1-Nov-1998)
Live Aid (13-Jul-1985) · Himself
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