Gene Pitney Found Dead In Hotel Room

GENE Pitney, the American singer whose hits included 24 Hours from Tulsa and Town Without Pity, died yesterday at a hotel in Cardiff, Wales. He was 65.

Pitney, who had been performing in Wales, was found in his bed by his tour manager, according to Mark Hawes of In Touch Music.

“He did a good show last night at St David's Hall and it was wonderful,” he said on the BBC.

Pitney's career began by writing hit songs for others such as He's A Rebel, for the Crystals, Today's Teardrops for Roy Orbison and
Hello Mary Lou for Ricky Nelson.

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