Tommy DeVito: Four Seasons founding member dies of Covid aged 92

Friends including actor Joe Pesci praise guitarist and singer whose doo-wop group delivered a string of hits in the 60s, and latterly inspired the musical Jersey Boys

Tommy DeVito, who co-founded the vocal group that became the Four Seasons, has died aged 92 after contracting Covid-19. DeVito’s bandmates Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio announced the news on social media.

DeVito, who played lead guitar and sang baritone with the New Jersey group, died on Monday in Las Vegas after being admitted to hospital with the virus, Variety reports.

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