Bruce Williamson, a long-time lead vocalist with the US soul band The Temptations, has died of Covid-19 at the age of 49.
Williamson died on Sunday evening at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas, his management told the USA Today newspaper on Monday.
His son expressed his grief in a Facebook post. "There's no words in the world that can express how I feel right now," Bruce Alan Williamson Jr wrote.
"I love you Daddy thank you for being awesome thank you for being loving thank you for being Who You Are. ... We will meet again."
"We mourn the loss of one of our brothers," Otis Williams, one of the original members of the band, told USA Today in a statement. "Once you are a Temptation, you are always a Temptation."
A native of California, William started singing in church. He was with The Temptations from 2006 to 2015.
The group had hits like "My Girl," "I Can't Get Next to You" and "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" with Motown Records in the 1960s and 1970s
The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.