Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons musician Joe Long has died at the age of 79.
The bassist’s bandmates announced the sad news in a Facebook post.
The band’s surviving members said: “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.”
The Jersey Boys’ official Twitter account also paid tribute to Joe, writing: “Joe Long, a true Jersey boy and bassist with the Four Seasons, has passed away.
“The #JerseyBoys family sends our condolences to his family and friends, and our thanks to Joe for all the music.”
The band’s iconic music inspired the Jersey Boys Broadway musical, which went on to be released as a feature film.
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