Original Four Seasons founder Tommy DeVito passes from COVID-19

DeVito was 92

September 22, 2020

Doo-wop fans are in mourning.

Tommy DeVito, one of the founding members of the iconic group The Four Seasons, has passed away from COVID-19 complications at the age of 92.

Actor Alfred Nittoli confirmed the baritone/guitarist's passing on Facebook saying, “My dear friend Tommy passed away in Las Vegas at 9:45 last night,” which gathered dozens of comments. “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.”

Brother of Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli, Bobby Valli also shared his condolences on Facebook.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Four Seasons were honored in 1990, and their story inspired the 2005 Broadway hit Jersey Boys. DeVito's departure from the band in 1971 was publicly explained due to health issues, but was later reported to have racked up massive gambling debts and was bough out of the group.

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