DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Pat DiNizio (aged 62)
-American musician (The Smithereens)
Patrick Michael DiNizio (October 12, 1955 – December 12, 2017) was the lead singer, songwriter, and founding member of the band The Smithereens, which he formed in 1980 with Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, and Mike Mesaros, from Carteret, New Jersey.
DEATH: DiNizio died in Summit, New Jersey, on December 12, 2017, at the age of 62. According to bandmates, his health declined following a series of issues that began in 2015 after a pair of falls which resulted in nerve damage that limited the use of his right hand and arm.