NEW YORK (77WABC) – Tommy DeVito, an original member of the iconic New Jersey group The Four Seasons, has died at the age of 92. DeVito, a native of Belleville, NJ, was hospitalized recently after contracting COVID-19, NJ.com reported.
DeVito had been hospitalized for weeks and was on a ventilator until he died. He died at Siena St. Rose Dominican Hospital located in Henderson, Nevada.
Actor Alfred Nittoli aka “Casino” confirmed the vocalist and lead guitarist’s passing Tuesday on Facebook. “My dear friend Tommy passed away in Las Vegas at 9:45 last night,” Nittoli wrote. “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.”
Bobby Valli, brother of Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli, also posted word of DeVito’s death on social medial.
DeVito, founder of the Four Seasons, left the group in 1970 and moved to Las Vegas, where he became a record producer. The musical, “Jersey Boys,” is about the Four Seasons.