Four Seasons Founding Member Tommy DeVito Dead At 92
Tommy DeVito, one of the founding members of the Four Seasons, passed away on Monday evening (September 21) in Las Vegas at the age of 92 due to complications caused by the coronavirus.
DeVito’s friend and actor Alfred Nittoli first posted the news on Facebook Tuesday morning, writing, “My dear friend Tommy passed away in Las Vegas at 9:45 last night. With deep regret I am writing this sitting in his living room. I was informed by his daughter Darcel there will be a service in New Jersey.”
DeVito’s former bandmates Frankie Vallie and Bob Gaudio also wrote on social media. “We send our love to his family during this most difficult time. He will be missed by all who loved him,” reads their statement.
DeVito, Vallie, Gaudio and Nick Massi founded the Four Seasons in 1960. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Among the hits from the band are, “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Rag Doll.”
The “Jersey Boys” musical, which tells the story of the band, won four Tony awards, including best musical, in 2006.
DeVito, who was the youngest of nine children, started performing as early as the age of eight. His last album was a series of Italian folk songs that he recorded and released in 2006.
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