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Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin dies

Ruffin's top hit was the Motown smash 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted' Credit: PA Wire

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin, whose top songs include What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted and Hold On To My Love, has died at the age of 78.

His children, Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr, confirmed that Ruffin died in a Las Vegas hospital on Monday. There were no details about the cause of death.

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Band Aid 30 reaches number one in 48 countries

Band Aid 30 is already the fastest-selling single of 2014. Credit: Band Aid 30

Bob Geldof has said he is "overwhelmed" after Band Aid 30 single Do They Know It's Christmas reached number one in 48 countries on the iTunes charts.

The song has already become the fastest-selling single of 2014, with 206,00 copies at the latest estimate since its release on Monday morning.

"We're all sitting here overwhelmed and speechless," Geldof said. "So many people will now find some comfort this Xmas because of you. It makes it all worthwhile doesn't it?"

The former Boomtown Rats singer said he now aimed to beat the record set by the first Band Aid single.

We challenged you and you responded beyond our wildest expectations. Here's todays ask. EVERYONE who bought the track yesterday BUY IT AGAIN TODAY!!!!

– Bob Geldof
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