Renowned US musician Tommy DeVito dies of Coronavirus complications at the age of 92 in Las Vegas.
Tommy DeVito’s death was announced by two other founding members of the popular band ‘Four Seasons‘, Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio.
They said he “would be missed by all who loved him”.
DeVito’s friend Alfredo Nittoli said in a statement: “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.”
“It is with great sadness that we report that Tommy DeVito, a founding member of The Four Seasons, has passed. We send our love to his family during this most difficult time. He will be missed by all who loved him,” Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio, confirmed DeVito’s passing on Facebook.
DeVito teamed up with Valli in 1956 and four years later they formed the Four Seasons with Gaudio and Nick Massi.
Tommy DeVito & Four Seasons founding members
Their hits included Oh What a Night, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Walk Like a Man.
The musician quit the band in 1970 saying he was tired of touring.
Moreover, he supplied baritone vocals and lead guitar for the band.
The Four Seasons were one of the most successful “doo-wop” bands of the 1960s and their story formed the inspiration for the award-winning musical Jersey Boys.