April 5, 2006

Singer Gene Pitney dies on tour in UK

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Gene Pitney, 65, has died
while on tour in Britain, his agent said on Wednesday.

Jene Levy said Pitney had died on Wednesday morning in the
Welsh capital Cardiff.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death

South Wales police said they had been called to a hotel at
0850 GMT on Wednesday morning and that the death was not being
treated as suspicious.

Pitney was best known for his 1963 hit "Twenty Four Hours
From Tulsa."