Melvin Franklin

Birth: October 12, 1942
Montgomery, AL
Death: February 23, 1995
Los Angeles, CA
Cause: complications from brain seizure, heart failure and other physical problems
Cemetery: Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
Burial Location: Courts Of Remembrance, C-3571, Outer South-east Wall.
Directions: Enter the cemetery and make your first right turn off the main road. Follow this road around to the large outdoor mausoleum. Park on the right side of this building. Melvin is on the last wall, 2 spaces left of the doorway 3 up from the bottom.
Biography: Prolific musician, best known for his band "The Temptations" as the bass singer. Best friends with The Temptations band mate Otis Williams, who says that when he first approached Melvin as teenagers, Melvin actually ran away from him, thinking he was a gang member who wanted to beat him up for his money. Portrayed by D.B. Woodside in The Temptations 1998 biographical miniseries The Temptations in 1998.
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