Melvin Franklin Cause of Death – Melvin Franklin, a unique individual from the Temptations whose profound voice secured harmonies on such hits as ”The Way You Do the Things You Do″ and ”My Girl,″ kicked the bucket Thursday. He was 52.
Franklin passed on of cardiovascular breakdown, seven days after he was conceded to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a progression of seizures, clinic representative Ron Wise said.
”He supported huge neurological harm, which was confounded by diabetes and other clinical problems,″ Wise said.
Conceived David English on Oct. 12, 1942, in Montgomery, Ala., Franklin sang with the Elgins, renamed the Primes, who started recording for Detroit’s Motown Records in 1960.
After two years, the gathering changed as the Temptations with Franklin, Otis Williams, Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, and Eldridge Bryant. David Ruffin supplanted Bryant in 1964, and the gathering endorsed with Motown.