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Frankie Ruiz

On August 9, 1998, Salsa lost one of its greatest singers, Frankie Ruiz, to liver failure, which according to various resources, resulted from complications of the AIDS virus. One of the first to perform in the Salsa Sensual style, Ruiz had played a major role in the resurgence of salsa's popularity in the '70s. A native of Patterson, NJ, Ruiz began singing at a very young age. He was still a child when he made his recording debut with Charlie Lopez y Su Orquesta. Moving, with his mother, to Puerto Rico in 1965, he became enamored by the music of a popular salsa band, La Solucion. Attending as many of the group's performances as possible, he quickly learned the band's repertoire. Although his mother implored on music director Roberto Rivera to audition him, Ruiz was not taken seriously until the band's lead singer failed to show for a night club engagement. Asked to fill in for the evening, Ruiz impressed the band so much that he was invited to become a full-time member. He remained with the group for three years. Leaving La Solucion in the early '70s, Ruiz accepted an invitation to join Tommy Olivencia's orchestra. During the three years that he spent with the group, he scored a major hit, "La Duda." Ruiz launched his solo career in the mid-'80s. Despite his obvious talents as a vocalist, Ruiz was plagued by drug and alcohol dependency and a thirst for hard living. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi
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I did't know you but I'm so bless to enjoyed your Music and I hopes Haven is enjoying your Music. R.I.P
I know about him corner of Vernon Brooklyn new york. R. I. P..
God bless you, Frankie Ruiz!!!! Vega Alta Puerto Rico for life.....
Love Frankie Ruiz ❤️
Liver cirrhosis is usually caused by alcoholism not AIDS. Other sources don't even mention he had AIDS.
Hi, frankie, frankie n I grew up together, Nelson, you were the greatest.nev e r forget you.my brother.gbls .
One of the Greatest Evererrr! Swag was 100%
NICE!!!!!!!! ! Que lastima! perro por lo menos lo tuvimos por unos anos! El, Hector Lavoe, tantos buenos y por la malita cosas! We will always listen to their music - they have given us all great joy to listen to their beautiful voices and awesome music!
MI AMOOOOOOOR
miamistyle66
AIBONITO IN THE HOUSE---WEPA A A A A A A A A A A A .
slyh321
Salsa for the ages.....! Frankie ruiz' voice and lyrics are right on... r.i.p
To the three top commentators , u r a bunch of f**kin idiots!
I do not be postings things but I was in Puerto Rico when he blew up i was 12 yrs old. It was an experience of a lifetime. Poor and I had the best time's of my life
Soy de ponce, hector lavoe the best
ercengineers
Periquero! Hasta la muerte.
Melasa Pura ������
Salsa q se vive al escucharla ������������ � Weeeeeppppaa a a
como el papa de la salsa frankie ruiz no habra ninguno que descanse en paz y siempre viviras en nuestro corazones y en la musica la salsa siempre vivira
Frankie ruiz the best en la salsa god bless Puerto Rico
Eres lo mejor de la salsa,por siempre rey ruiz,.
como estrano a mi idolo que como no hy 2
We miss u Frankie ��
Te amo 4ever!! Skye
marileyva3
(:):(:):)(:) ( : ) ( : ) 3 3 3 3 3 3 I love it
Es el mejor Frankie Ruiz estudio con mi hermano nacio en barboa mayagues fue el mejor amigo de mi hermano mi nombre es de Los mercado de narajales estoy ny por muchos anos noce escrivi coreto
Here's y siempre seras el mejor!
Westside of BUFFALO lying bed listening salsa,the best..
I listen to his songs and get chills.
PR.FOR LIFE
I actually knew him as a child and i would sing along with him. My dad and him were great friends even fought over women. Great man but loved the hard side of music
Was once and will always be the best!!
wsanchezbela v a l
Me encanta su musica!
Frankie Ruiz left Orquesta La Solucion in 1980 and joined Tommy Olivencia shortly after. Their fist album together was Un Triangulo de Triunfo, released in 1981. I remember I got that album for Christmas that year. The rest of the bio seems to be right on.
Unos de mis cantantes de salsa favoritos. El mejor
It is a pleasure to listen to real salsa pura salsa
Musica fantastica,r i p frankie :/
Uno de los mejores Salseros del.mundo xD!
Woa love this an music
The best , God bless you Frankie
Love it
I WAS A KID THEN BUT I NEVER 4 GOT HIM S**T'S JUST NOT TAH SAME
One of the Boricua salseros ever
He'll always be a legend !!!
He is the best.
He was by far one of the best.. :-)
Love love the lyrics... desnudate mujer...!!
Me Encanta esta cancion...
I love this song! One of the best Singers
80''s el mejor tiempo de la salsa
my jam;))
OMG so many memories with this song such a great singer that will live thru his music # SALSA LOVER

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