Gene Pitney Dies, aged 65

Gene Pitney has died in his Cardiff hotel room while on his latest tour of Britain, at the age of 65. The cause of death is unknown and he was not known to be ill, but his death is not considered suspicious.

Pitney had 10 top ten singles in the UK and was considered to be more popular here than in his native US. His tour agent said he was planning another tour in two years time.

Given modern air travel, Cardiff is probably slightly less than 24 hours from Tulsa.

RIP Gene.