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Frankie Ruiz
Birth: Mar. 10, 1958
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1998
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Salsa Singer. Born n Paterson, New Jersey, he moved to Puerto Rico with his grandmother while a teenager. In time, he became a singer for a group called "Orquesta La Solucion," whom he was with for 3 years. He then went on to join the "Tommy Olivencia Orquestra" for another 3 years. By the mid 1980s, he began a solo career and started touring. He found great success, recording more than 10 records. During this successful time, he began a battle with drugs and alcohol, and served a 3 year jail sentence for assaulting a flight attendant. He was recording his last record "Nacimiento y Recuerdos" while battling cirrhosis of the liver. He died in August 1998, one month after his last concert in Madison Square Garden. 
Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery
Fair Lawn
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Oct 22, 2002
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