Pat DiNizio

Oct 12, 1955 – Dec 12, 2017 (Age 62)


Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter for the rock band The Smithereens, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, according to The Associated Press. He was 62. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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I had the privilege to see Smithereens twice and was a big fan of Pat. My condolences to family and bandmates!

Saw Pat and the band at a free concert in Carteret park it was great always like the band my friend Joe D'Angelo play with Pat in Plainfield where he grew up rest in peace Pat you will be missed

I recall how generous he was talking to fans after a show I attended. He will be very missed.

My deepest sympathies to Pat's mom, Jim, Dennis and Severo and all the many, MANY friends and fans Pat had. Rest in peace, Pat. Thank you for your music and for being the man you were.

met pat and the group at centennial park on a Saturday afternoon they played about 90 minutes leaving everyone wanting more concert was the highlight of my year pat was especially friendly and all 4 group members signed my cd, pat was the warmest and my favorite smithereen what a voice what passion. blood and roses will always make me think of pat dinizio a rock and roll genius I will truly miss. no ones rock and roll kicks butt like the smithereens. goodbye pat but long live the music of...

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Pat. I am now deaf and on disability and apologize for the lateness of my response. My sympathies and Condolences to his family and friends. I saw the Smithereens in 1988
at Texas Stadium with Iggy pop, Ziggy Marley, Guns and Roses, and INXS. They were the best band that day. America's best bar band also.The lyrics written were excellent. I also played guitar and learned a lot of your songs.God bless you brother. What a tragic loss.

We will miss the beautiful music of Mr. Pat DiNizio. May our Heavenly Father cloth the entire family with love and comfort always! Peace be with you! Agape love! J.M.

May Pat Rest in Peace...