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Title: Gene Pitney found dead in hotel
Post by: DrumDude on April 05, 2006, 06:12 AM
LONDON, England -- Singer Gene Pitney has died in the middle of his UK tour, his agent said.

The 65-year-old American star was found dead just after 10 a.m. Wednesday (0500 ET) at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff, Wales.

Jene Levy told Reuters Pitney had died on Wednesday morning in the Welsh capital.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death.

South Wales police said they had been called to a hotel at 9.50 a.m. on Wednesday morning and that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

His 40-year career included the hits Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa in 1963 and Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart.

His last U.S. hit was "She's a Heartbreaker" in 1968.