Joe Long, Former Four Seasons Member, Dead of COVID-19 at 79: 'We Will Miss' You

Joe Long, Former Four Seasons Member, Dead of COVID-19 at 79: 'We Will Miss' You

People-News·2021-04-23 05:03

Joe Long

Joe Long

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Joe Long, the former bassist of the iconic Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, has died. He was 79.

Long, born né Joseph Louis LaBracio, died on Wednesday of COVID-19, NJ.com reports. Former Four Seasons member Tommy DeVito also died of COVID-19 related complications last September.

Long's former bandmates Valli, 86, and Bob Gaudio, 78, confirmed the news in a statement they jointly shared on Facebook.

Early Wednesday, the two hitmakers wrote of their beloved friend, "It is with great sadness that we learned that our dear bandmate, Joe Long, has passed away. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans."

"We will miss Joe," they concluded.

Several Facebook users responded and sent well wishes, with some sharing photos that were taken alongside Long during his years as a performer.

The heartfelt message from Valli and Gaudio was accompanied with a series of photos, including one solo snapshot of Long in which he was playing his guitar during a previous performance as a young man.

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