Death of Gene Pitney

February 17, 1940 - April 5, 2006
Cardiff, Connecticut | Age 66

Singer Gene Pitney dies at 66 in Wales
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Gene Pitney, whose keening tenor voice produced a string of hits including "Town Without Pity'' was found dead in his hotel room in Wales Wednesday following a concert that fans acclaimed as one of his best. He was 66.

Pitney apparently died of natural causes, police said. He was staying in a hotel in Cardiff, Wales where he had played a concert Tuesday night during a tour in Britain.

"Last night was one of the best performances, not vocally, but from the enthusiasm. He just...

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