Gene Pitney

Solo Artist

Died: 2006-04-05
Age: 65
Cause: Unknown

Singer, songwriter Gene Pitney was found dead on wednesday april 5, 2006 at a hotel in Wales after playing a show. He was 65.
Gene Pitney had hits with songs "Town Without Pity" and "Only Love Can Break a Heart". "We don't have a cause of death at the moment but looks like it was a very peaceful passing," said Pitney's tour manager, James Kelly. "He was found fully clothed, on his back, as if he had gone for a lie down. It looks as if there was no pain whatsoever."
Born in Hartford, Conn., on Feb. 17, 1941, Pitney had his first success as a songwriter with songs like "Rubber Ball", "Hello Mary Lou" and then as a performer with "Love My Life Away".

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