“We send our love to his family during these most difficult times. He will be missed by everyone who loves him,” read part of the message.
Along with Joe Long, men started foursome in 1960, becoming famous for harmony and falsehood. DeVito and Valli have already been performing together since 1954, when the band started.
While together, the band recorded four top hits: “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like a Man” and “Rag Doll”.
DeVito was born on June 19, 1928 in Bellville, New Jersey, and was the youngest of nine children. He learned how to play guitar on his own and began performing at the age of 8.
His last album was a series of Italian folk songs he recorded and released in 2006.