In , NBC aired The Temptations , a four-hour television mini-series about the group's career, Ruffin was portrayed by Leon Robinson who is usually credited as simply "Leon" as his professional name. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His siblings were Quincy B. It was also stated in the mini-series that his body remained unclaimed in a morgue for a week after his death. Though both David and Jimmy were considered, David was given the edge, thanks to his performance skills. After joining the Temptations, the bespectacled Ruffin initially sang backgrounds while the role of lead singer mostly alternated between Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams. Hotstylz used Ruffin's song and referred his name on their hip-hop single " Lookin' Boy ". However, Smokey Robinson , who produced and co-wrote most of the Temptations' material at this point, saw Ruffin during this period as a "sleeping giant" in the group with a unique voice that was "mellow" yet "gruff. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.