Gene is best remembered for his memorable recordings of such songs as, “A Town Without Pity” which won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song, “Only Love Can Break A Heart,” and “Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa“. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Gene died of a heart attack on April 5, 2006 at the age of 66 in his hotel room in Cardiff, Wales. His final show was at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall.
Somers Center Cemetery
599 Main Street
Somers CT 06071
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i met gene in the 80s and was a friend since then.We lived close in somers so i saw him often. i visit his gravesite and sit on the bench with his family name. i play some of his songs on my i phone and drink a bud. he sure made my life better… RIP Gene Pitney, u made the world a better place. Howie Hayes
we have loved gene since 1963.and saw him many times in the uk.so sad t.xxhat he died
Gene Pitney R.I.P.
there are a lot of people who
have listen to your songs and
have warmed our hearts.
I still miss Gene Pitney. I have also visited his grave a few times. What a talent, what a loss.
Just liked to listen to Gene Pitney music from very early in my life. The music gave me a lift. I was drafted and sent to the Republic of Vietnam in 1968. I still have my original Pitney records. Circumstances never allowed for a concert. I pray Gene’s family stays well.
Thank you, Connecticut musician and inspirational song writer and unique singer, Gene Pitney, whose lyrics and song will light and comfort us for all time. My teen years were blessed with hours of listening to his gifts. May his family feel the love and appreciation of the lives he enriched by his songs and passions shared.