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 Frankie Ruiz

Frankie Ruiz

Birth
Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Death 9 Aug 1998 (aged 40)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Fair Lawn, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6868437 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Annette(Chavie) Rivera
  • Added: 22 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6868437
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frankie Ruiz (10 Mar 1958–9 Aug 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6868437, citing Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Fair Lawn, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .