Pat DiNizio

Oct 12, 1955 – Dec 12, 2017 (Age 62)


October 12, 1955
December 12, 2017


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 discovered Pat along with the rest of his band on a hot January night 1986 in Freemantle Australia as a 23-year-old.To this day , with Pat's voice and that sound , you are my Beatles.R.I.P Pat.

I miss Pat lots. A Smithereens show with Pat on lead vocals was something to truly look forward to. Pat had one of the best voices on the planet.

Pat had a special relationship with his fans that can be easily summed up, we loved him and he loved us back. An amazing talent gone too soon and much missed. Rest in peace Pat, thank you for all you did for us. We will always love and miss you.

I bought him a drink at the Belly up Tavern in San Diego. Best concert I ever! I love ya man.

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...