Singer Pat DiNizio, frontman of New Jersey stone rope The Smithereens, has died aged 62.
The rope reliable the news in a matter on their Facebook page, expressing their ‘great sadness’ at his loss.
‘It is with good unhappiness that we announce the flitting of Pat DiNizio, lead thespian and songwriter of the successful New Jersey stone band, The Smithereens – America’s Band,’ the matter said.
‘Pat was looking brazen to getting back on the highway and seeing his many fans and friends. Please keep Pat in your thoughts and prayers.
The means of the singer’s death has not been confirmed.
The Smithereens shaped in New Jersey in 1980 and were best famous for late 80s radio hits including Only A Memory and A Girl Like You.
They expelled eleven albums in total, the many new being 2011, which debuted in that very year.
Pat. who was also guitarist and songwriter for the band, also expelled several solo albums as good as making a handful of film appearances, many particularly in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 comedy-drama Singles.
He also attempted – unsuccessfully – to run for the New Jersey Senate in 2000, with his efforts combining the theme of documentary Mr Smithereen Goes To Washington.