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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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Si ...Mira Pero ...NUNCA ...vas a tocar !!!!! Ha ha ha ha !!!!!
Y nunca me vas a tocar !!! Solo en tus suenos ...y haslo en mi ...nombre !!!! Ha ha ha !!!!
Porque mi gente es tan calientita ????? Que ricoooooo !!!!!!
O ella tiene razon el murio de hepatitis no d.Aids
Ese fue el q.100pre me inspiro a yo cantar y aber la salsa con estilo y elegancia porque.frank i e tocaba timbal conga un musico conpleto y haora esta aya pero tu musica loquito esta conmigo y contodo P.R sisiiii que qué.
RIP FRANKIE...AL L TIME FAVORITE.GRE W UP WITH HIS AWSOME SALSA ALL DAY !!
Corujo era fans del tartaro de la salsa
El papa de la salsa ok fajardo in the house
Mardita sea la droga, la droga acado con tanto salseros puertoriqueñ o que da pena. Frankie descansa en paz seguiras siendo el de la salsa...
Amoooooo esta Canción ❤️❤️❤️❤️
La leyenda frankie Ruiz
Frankie ruiz y hector lavoe los mejores "the very best" Gods of the Salsa "Long live the King's" and may rest in Peace ,the will be miss.��☺
lmjlsd
Luis I have all albums. from Frankie Ruiz, great singer of all times god bless.
May he rest in peace... all my respect!! Great singer
Still a fan xoxo god bless
Papito salsa says we shared alot of years together you were the best of the best.god bless u my brother. Lol.
This just takes me back, house parties, watching my aunts and uncles dancing salsa, those were the days.
spidi511
Simply the best....
l listened to his music everyday.... . !
The music lives on threw us, the fans and people who will always admire your wonderful music.!!! Thank You!!!!!
Ramon
Ramon
I will always remember you....RI.P.
Unos de los favorites... . .
santmar
Frankie siempres seras mi idolo numero uno, me encanta todas tus cansiones que dios te tenga en la gloria.
Corrijan la información en la biografía, murió de cirrosis hepática, abusó de alcohol y drogas desde muy joven. :-(
Que canciones Frankie Ruiz
El tartaro "frankie ruiz" mayaguez en la casa papi!!!
No sentirás lo Mismo Con Él
I hung with him a bit in Union City and Hoboken He was a nice person! WE used to talk about Hector Lavoe whom he liked!
The Best!
ysanja
Can't get music like this no more today! Classic are the best!
Real s**t!!! Damn!!
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
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