Tommy DeVito Hospitalized With COVID-19 Per Bobby Valli
One of the founders of The Four Seasons and Las Vegas resident, Tommy DeVito, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 according to Bobby Valli, brother of Frankie Valli.
Tommy DeVito, no relation to actor Danny DeVito, recently turned 92.
Bobby Valli posted news of Tommy DeVito’s hospitalization on his Facebook page.
Tommy DeVito was lead guitarist and a vocalist for The Four Seasons.
The group generated a string of hits, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Working My Way Back To You.” Our favorite was “Beggin’,” later remade by Madcon. It was a huge hit in Wallonia.
DeVito’s sometimes tumultuous life was chronicled in the documentary-style musical, “Jersey Boys,” which follows the story of the early days of The Four Seasons.
Here’s some sweet, awkward video of The Four Seasons from back in the day.
Tommy DeVito appeared in three movies, “The Good Shepherd,” “Casino” and “8 Heads in Duffel Bag,” all of which also featured (wait for it) Joe Pesci. Pesci was a childhood friend and wrangled bit parts for DeVito in some of his movies.
A lot of people ask, “Is Tommy DeVito related to Danny DeVito?” No, Tommy DeVito and Danny DeVito are not related.
We’re sending out some positive vibes for Tommy DeVito. Also, suck it, COVID.
Update (9/22/20): We’re saddened to report Tommy DeVito passed away in Las Vegas on Sep. 21, 2020 at age 92.