Tommy DeVito, original Four Seasons member, dies of COVID-19 at 92

Lawrence Kim
September 23, 2020

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Tommy DeVito, a founding member of The Four Seasons, the band portrayed in the hit musical "Jersey Boys", has died of Covid-19 complications at 92.

His former bandmate Frankie Valli wrote in a post on Facebook that DeVito had died, and said, "We send our love to his family during this most hard time".

Longtime friend and actor Alfredo Nitolli, who starred alongside DeVito in The Good Shepherd, said services for the performer would be forthcoming in New Jersey. With deep regret I am writing this sitting in his living room.

Tommy DeVito has died at the age of 92.

"We send our love to his family during this most hard time", the post read.

DeVito, who was born in Belleville, New Jersey, died on Monday in Las Vegas after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus, Variety reported.

The Four Seasons pose for a group portrait in 1964. From left: Tommy DeVito, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi.

DeVito and Valli began performing together in a group called the Four Lovers which then, with Gaudio and Massi onboard, changed into the Four Seasons in 1960. It tells the story of the band and won four Tony awards, including best musical, in 2006.

DeVito was the group's baritone vocalist and lead guitarist, which was self-taught. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside his bandmates in 1990, and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

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