Tommy DeVito, founding member of the Four Seasons, dies

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LAS VEGAS – MAY 03: (L-R) Singer Frankie Valli, producer Bob Crewe, singer Tommy Devito and singer Bob Gaudio arrive at the opening night celebration of the musical “Jersey Boys” at The Palazzo May 3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the 1960s Four Seasons band, has died from the coronavirus at the age of 92, NJ.com reported.

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

Actor Alfred Nittoli said in a separate Facebook post that DeVito died Monday evening in Las Vegas at the age of 92.

LAS VEGAS – JANUARY 11: Tommy DeVito, original guitarist of the pop group The Four Seasons, arrives at the grand opening party for Rao’s at Caesars Palace January 11, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Caesars)

DeVito along with Valli, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi founded the Four Seasons in 1960. They sang huge hits such as “Oh, What a Night,” and other sensations from Valli’s solo collection, like, ″Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The Broadway musical Jersey Boys, which opened in 2005, tells the story of the band. The musical eventually won a Tony award for best musical, a Grammy Award for best cast album, and was made into a feature film.

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