SCOTT SMITH TRIBUTE PAGE



Scott Smith - Loverboy (1955-2000)
melodicrock.com would like to extend deepest sympathies to Scott's family, fiancée and friends. Thanks Scott, for lots of great music over the years.

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23/03/06: Scott Smith - smithwillscott@hotmail.com
RIP

06/03/06: Kim - spenlar@hotmail.com
Thank you for continuing to keep this page up.
Scott still missing you, and thank you.
xoxo
Donna please drop me an email.

09/02/06: KEVIN ROBINSON - K_ROBDOGG@HOTMAIL.COM
HEY SCOTT

SAYIN HI AGAIN MISS YA ALOT U R STILL WITH US EVERYTIME I VISIT UR HOUSE I AM THINKIN OF YA KEEP GIVENER

01/02/06: Karen Savage-Morton - k.s-m@westnet.com.au
Make sure you keep on rocking 'em in the corridors of heaven Scott cause you sure are still doing it down here through Loverboy's music on earth.

19/01/06: Ivan Kilz - hcontra@yahoo.com
Scott will be missed - why do we save all of feelings about someone then share then when they are gone???????
Its too late...

01/12/05: Jen Savage - reoracer@yahoo.com
Been thinking about Scott today. Hard to believe it has been 5 years... I was blessed to meet him once, what a great guy. Still muchly missed!

20/11/05: Kristen - kjsagan@charter.net
Wow,
Can't believe that's it's been 5 years. Scott & Loverboy will always be a huge part of my life.

14/11/05: lovemugu - lovermugu@mugu.com
to all concerned my true and sincere condolonces to the smith family....as a devoted loverboy fan i can only say it is truly sad indeed that we say goodbye to another bass player from one of my all time favorite bands (RIP also B.O.). Peace to you Scott; I feel that you are in a better place and will pray for the members of your family who are still with us....Timr

13/11/05: Alannah Parent - akparent@yahoo.ca
I knew about this when it happened, and I met Scott Smith when Loverboy was touring with The Hooters back in 1986 or 1987 in Detroit, Michigan at Joe Louis and my friend Bob Cheevers (from California whom I lost track with and would love to talk to him after all these years( was a truck driver with Ego Trips Inc. (any other people out there who used to drive for Ego Trips or worked on this tour??????) and I had an all access pass (which are great) for that night and I have a picture of me with Scott hugging me and he's got a beer bottle in his hand and I was embarrassed because I'm shy and my girlfriend was making me take the picture and Scott was just laughing away......I still have that picture, came across it the other day, does anyone want to see it????? Anyways, he was a great guy, so down to earth and it's a good picture of him.........anyone want to see the picture?? I had a programme from that tour but I left it on Bob's truck when he left and I really would like to get a hold of a Loverboy programme from that tour.............it was right after Loverboy toured with Bryan Adams on the Reckless tour........anyone know how I could get a programme from that tour?? But I'm glad I have that pic of me and Scott, I always got a kick out of reading his linear notes on the CD's, he is and will always be missed.

30/10/05: Julie Vance Post - juliepost67@hotmailcom
Today I was looking up cd's to get (on bmg's site)and one of them I clicked on was Loverboy(I'm getting Loverboy Classics)I purposely looked Loverboy up because they are still to this day my #1 band. I am now 37 years old and had a crush on the whole band.I have in the past introduced my daughter Rachel(now 13 years old) to Loverboy so she knows who my band is and sounds like! I am shocked that Scott is gone! I sat there on the Loverboy web site listening to songs like "Working For The Weekend",Hot Girls In Love",etc and tears just streaming down my face. I admired his bass playing and wanted to learn to play bass like him but never did unfortuantely.
I was a senior in high school when I saw them here in Houston,Tx on January 17,1986 at the Summit-- which became the Compaq Center(now Lakewood Church) and it was an awesome concert! I messed up my vocal cords that night and haven't been able to sing like I used since then because of all the singing and screaming I did that night( I still can sing just not those really,really high notes)!
I belonged to the fan club and met great friends from there in pen-paling. One pen pal Sandy Leonard in St.Peters,Mo I got to meet and I flew the first time by myself (I was 18 years old) and it was Christmas vacation 1985. Sandy and I and her cousin got together and did some pictures for the guys and sent it to them. My favorite pic that Sandy took of me is doing the cover of the Get Lucky cover all you fans and of course the band know the cover I'm speaking of! smile! We took some other pics too but I don't remember what they exactly were but it was Loverboy themed!
I remember I just missed the a couple of the guys (Scott was one of them at the fan club there on Water Street in Vancouver. I got to meet Michelle there and we got to chat a little bit about the guys! Her and I had been writing back and forth before we met so it was nice to meet her!
I've been fan of Loverboy's since 1981! LOVERBOY ROCKS FOREVER!!
Scott I am still shocked you are gone! You are and will be missed!
To Mike,Dougie,Matty,and Paul my condolences to you losing not only your band mate but your best friend,too!
To Yvonne his fiance',Donna, Spencer,Brandon and all the rest of the Smith family I send my condolences to you!
To all you are in my prayers!

30/10/05: James - kamesduudikoffs@hotmail.com
Greate site. Thank you :)

07/10/05: Pamela - bluedreams_85@yahoo.com
This was so hard to hear ,let alone put into words how you feel..My prayers go to his family bloodline and close friend line, And may all the fans keep playing his tunes.. I know they say time will heal heal the pain,but I donot believe this,, memoires stay fresh in my mind,I wish you all great memories and may the music of loverboy rock forever...until we all meet again Rock onLove you always Pamela

03/10/05: Scott Smith - smitty66scott@yahoo.com
still remembered , and may your journey fly on....

28/09/05: Paul - amynaked03@yahoo.com
I't is great to see that so many people feel the way I do about Scott and Loverboy. They are the greatest.
Scott, you are still missed.

15/08/05: Gary benkendorf - gbenk@aol.com
It's never too late to say goodbye. Many wonderful memories are evoked in Loverboy's music. Scott is a piece of that amazing fabric. For me the jacket will always fit.

Scott and Loverboys's music lives on and on today, tomorrow and forever, all we need do is hit the play button.

Resting peacefully, Scott.

13/08/05: leighton thomas - rockman68@tesco.net
i heard about scott's death not long after it happened,i'm actually listening to loverboy - vi right now,it's 4.55am in wales u.k & it just came back to me,then i found this condolence page,i know it's been around 5 years & still the tributes are coming in,so i just wanted to pay my own little tribute,i only knew of him through his music but hey is'nt that what it's about ? His memory will live on through his music to me,the ordinary guy.

09/08/05: Galen Griffin - ggriffin@pdx.edu
It is always painful to lose someone we love and often we never recover from it, however Scott Smith did more in his life to bring joy and happyness into our lives than tens of millions of ordinary people will ever even try to.
So all I know is that someday all of our bodies will die and the best we can ask for is to be frozen in cold ice water so that our bodies do not decompose.
Keep loving Scott,and as Mike Reno said "Make It Last Forever".

27/06/05: L.Scott Smith - snakester534
i first heared loverboy i was younger but man i loved the tune's they play and when i found out the bass player has the same name as mine i was blown away i will alway's remain a fan seen the band on the t.v. the other night on n.b.c bring's back alot of old memoray's later L.ScottSmith

25/06/05: Matt - matt@mattradio.com
To everyone close to Scott, the thoughts and prayers of all of us at mattradio.com continue to be with you. Loverboy continues to be one of our most played and most consistently requested bands, and Scott's awesome bass-playing and personality are such an integral part of all their records. He is missed.

16/06/05: Kenny Hurst - hurstkennye@aol.com
I remember Scott coming in to a small concert veneu I was playing at in Denver CO called Bangles.Scott came in and played a couple of songs with us.I do not remember the year but remember him as a nice guy who loved to play music.I have toured with many big acts but the image of scott up on stage with us just playing music for musics sake will remain in my minds eye forever.I have been thinking about this since I saw hit me one more time on NBC.I was looking at the band and thought where is Scott? Then I rememberd the boating tragady.Just thought I would share a memory.

08/06/05: Joey P Villarreal - rreal@kutthroat.com
I didn't even know about Scott's passing until just a few minutes ago-5 years after the fact. I grew up listening to Loverboy;they were my favorite band back then.I must have been about 9 or 10 when they came here and my mom took me to the concert-in fact I still have their band book I bought or rather mom bought for me at the show. Matt was one of my main influences for picking up the drums and because of Scott I wanted to play bass but never got around to it. I'm shocked and saddened by this news. But I'm blessed to have been able to see them live even if it was just one time during the happiest and best time of my life. RIP to Scott. You're playing with the angels now.

03/06/05: Debbie - DebNolt218@aol.com
I have been wanting to write this for a very long time,but could not find the words.I have LOVED Loverboy since the 80's,and have had the pleasure of meeting the band including Scott.I had met Scott 3 times in my life and each one was such a joy,I have to say he was the only man on earth who ever made my husband jealous...LOL.I recently lost my Mother and I know how much it hurts.I wants to send my thoughts and prayers out to his children Spencer and Brandon,Yvonne,alos to Mike,Paul,Matt and Doug.Thank You for keeping his dream ALIVE by playing.He plays along right with you.

Debbie

18/05/05: Paul Torraville - toravilles@yahoo.com
Sorry it has taken me so long to post this,I still have trouble to believe that Scott is gone, he was my idol in my favorite band, even had his photo glued to my bass (that i just about drove my mom nuts with, trying to do turn me loose.)Just bought tickets to see Loverboy in Newfoundland for June 30th 2005. My heart goes out to the band and his family, he will be missed

15/05/05: TERRI - terrikroeger@yahoo.com
WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE? I REMEMBER HEARING OF THE ACCIDENT ON THE RADIO ON THE WAY TO WORK. I WAS STUNNED AS TEARS ROLLED DOWN MY FACE. I FELT THE KIND OF SAD YOU FEEL WHEN SOMEONE YOU ACTUALLY KNOW, IS GONE. I WAS 17 WHEN LOVERBOY WAS "THE" BAND. I COLLECTED TOUR BOOKS, T-SHIRTS, MAGAZINE'S EVEN MADE A SCRAP BOOK, WENT TO CONCERTS WHENEVER I COULD GET TO THEM, DIALED THE PHONE TILL MY FINGERS WERE NUMB WHEN THEY WERE ON THE RADIO (THE LOOP - WLUP FM 97.9FM CHICAGO) WHEN THEY WERE IN TOWN TO DO A CONCERT. I TO THIS DAY STILL PLAY THEIR CD'S. TURN ME LOOSE IS MY FAVORITE! YOU CAN REALLY HEAR & FEEL THE BASS. I RECENTLY CAME ACCROSS A POST CARD I GOT FROM SCOTT, BACK IN THE 1980'S, & I DO BELEIVE HE ACTUALLY WROTE IT. IT IS NOW, EVEN MORE OF A TREASURE TO ME. PRAYERS & CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHO WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO KNOW THIS GREAT MAN. SCOTT, YOU HAVE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES IN SO MANY WAYS. I SINCERELY HOPE YOU ARE AT PEACE.
(YET ANOTHER) #1 FAN.

25/04/05: Wayne.Marshall - winowayne@sympatico.ca
Only the good, die young!!!R>I>P>

23/03/05: Alex Reno - demon_220@hotmail.com
I just got a tatoo of scott smith my godfather on my arm, i will love you forever and alway your godson Alex Reno.

12/03/05: Bob - bleedforkaneix@usa.net
Have you ever thought he could be alive?
I mean look at Elvis, he never died!

21/02/05: Bren - RoundTheWorldDiva@yahoo.co.uk
To the family and loved ones of the late Scott Smith, I just want you to know that this is a shock I still cannot get over. I have been a Loverboy fan from the first. I was a little girl growing up in an Old School R&B home, but I managed to incorporate the sounds of Loverboy into our home. I have always and always will love Loverboy. Scott is/was my favorite and although the show goes on it just won't be the same without our beloved Scott Smith.

15/12/04: Kristen - kjsagan@charter.net
Can't believe that it's been 4 years already. I heard the news about Scott on my birthday, it was not a very HB for me. Last year my father died, Brandon, Spencer, I know the feeling all too well. Keep the great memories of Scott.

Scott, we all miss you terribly

02/12/04: Roddie Koerner - roderickk@hotmail,com
Most people know scott as a rock star. Scott was far beyond that. He was, without a doubt, one of the biggest heroes of my life. I had the opportunity to know scott for ten years as I am very close friends with his sons, and I have absolutely nothing but good memories of him. When I heard the news, it felt like a piece of me floated away with him,and I will never forget that feeling. I feel so blessed that I ever got to know such a great man, a person whose name always brings happy thoughts and memories to my head.I always looked up to him, as he was an outstanding father and such a great man to be around. I could tell all the great stories I have of him and the people I have met because of him, but none of that matters because I can't share those stories with him anymore. Some people have a certain aura around them, and Scott's was one of love. He is deeply missed, and we think of you every day Scott. I know you are watching over all of us in heaven, and I am down here watching over your family my friend. WE ALL MISS U DEEPLY SCOTT RIP

01/12/04: Calleen Shanahan - luvrboysgal@aol.com
Four sad years ago the world lost an awsome musician. Scott, thank you for all my wonderful teen and adult memories of LOVEVERBOY. You are greatly missed by all your fans. I will always see you on stage with the guys, up in the lights shining down on them. To your family & friends: please know how much Scott is missed and loved forever. To the band: thank you for continuing on for Scott. I could not let this day without writing down my thoughts and love for Scott and Loverboy. YOU ARE MISSED AND LOVED. i love you all, Calleen

25/11/04: Jen Start - Jeni24k@yahoo.com
I went to my first concert when I was 14 years old, and it was to see my favorite band then and always, Loverboy. I was shocked to hear about Scott's passing, and very saddened. He will be greatly missed. I was never fortunate enough to get to meet Loverboy, but they will all always be in my heart.
RIP Scott, rock on!!
Love
Jen
Jeni24k@yahoo.com

21/11/04: kevin robinson - k_robdogg@hotmail.com
Scott I love you i will never forget the time your youngest son brandon tried to stay over at my house he got home sick and u picked him up at like 2 in the mourning. I will never forget you and we are all here praying for you. What a ride u took me on and it will never stopp. I love your family and will always be friends with them. Spencer and brandon r doing very well and i love spending time with them. I will never forget them and never forget you. I know ur in a better place right now and I am always thinking of you. your soccer buddy.
KEVIN ROBINSON

06/11/04: Carla - carlabell69@yahoo.com
I have been a fan for 20 some years now.I almost met them once here in Virginia after I sent a trivial pursuit game to doug.Someone called me and said I had backstage passes to meet them but at the same time someone won a contest with then Z104 and I watched them get in a limo and leave.Never even got to say hi.My sister told me about this years ago.I didn't believe her then and I have to say that in my heart, I still do not.I refuse to believe this.

26/10/04: Calleen Shanahan - shannygirl64@aol.com
What an absolute treasure we (fans, family, friends) lost when Scott was lost at sea. To a true fan, Scott, you will always be the bass player for the greatest band ever, no matter who is standing on the stage in your place. You shine through them and with them. I feel fortunate to be able to hear your music everytime I play my LOVERBOY albums and cd's. I love you all, Calleen S. (80's lady forever)

28/09/04: colin nicholson - chronic_62@hotmail.com
my greatest condolences to scott's family. as a teenager knowing his son brandon i give all the best to him and his brother spencer hold in there guys and keep livin it up in maple ridge.

27/09/04: Rick Nielsen - nielsenwebdesign@shaw.ca
Saw Loverboy in Winnipeg last night,they still rock hard.
Being a Winnipeg boy,good luck to Spider & the Boys.
At least it's a Winnipeg boy who carries on the tradition.
RIP-Scott Smith. 9-26-04

22/09/04: VALERIE - dvd2928@yahoo.com
How neat to see so many other people who hold such a special place in their hearts for a man whom they may have never met but made such an impression on all of our lives - so much so that here we are, most of us fans since the 80's, taking the time to pay tribute in a very simple but meaningful way.

FYI Scott, my 3 year old is helping me to relive my "youth" - he is now your #1 fan and won't let me play anything but LOVERBOY!!
COOL!!

20/09/04: robin - snokkukms@earthlink.net
it sucks that he is gone

11/09/04: robin - snokkums@yahoo.copm
I just found out about scotts death. I am bumped out

29/08/04: lawrence baker - bakerl@shaw.ca
IWAS SADDEN TO HEAR ABOUT THE DEATH OF SCOTT SMITH HE WAS ONE
OF THE BEST MEMBERS OF LOVERBOY ARE HEARTS WILL ALWAYS BE WITH
HIM&HIS FAMILY&FRIENDS








05/08/04: Marian Hill - MJBSKATZS@aol.com
My husband and I was sad to hear about Scott passing. We loved Scott music will be missed greatly by us all. Our prayers are with his family fiance friends and many fans. God Bless you all.

09/07/04: Scott Smith - smithsb1@prodigy.net
I stumbled on this page by doing a google search on my name. I cant believe I didnt hear about Scotts death.....I was a Loverboy fan from the first time I heard them on the radio in the 80's.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that the bass players name was Scott Smith..... And even more surprise to learn that Mike Reno was the lead singer, my cousins name is Mike Reno...

R.I.P. Scott, your music will live on forever.

01/06/04: Steve Testa - stesta@mptn.org
My condolences to Scotts family.Agreat talent for a Great band.My all time favorites.Remember only the LUCKY ONES !!!Rock on !!1

24/04/04: Sweet Angel - timeforangel@hotmail.com


Hi LB, fans, et al;

I wish I had met Scott.... I feel like I missed out... this man touched so many hearts and souls. He is loved and admired by so many.

I grew up in SF and swim the beaches as often as I can.... I understand the danger in those waters. Yet it seems so untimely, so unfortunate, so unfair in Scott's case. A man so knowledged in sailing, so free and easy in this world. A hero, lover, bestfriend, soulmate... someone we needed with us just a little while longer. My heart goes out to those who knew him and loved him most. I adore his legacy and I will champion it.

Cheers to a great soul who blessed the earth and all upon it.

All my love,
Sweet Angel

xoxox

07/03/04: Alan W. " Biff " Smith - awsmith@pacificcoast.net
Well, what can I say 40yrs later where to begin 1967 grade 7 Scott & I meet for realy the Firsttime evevn though he's a distant cousin we never met till grade 7 then our friendship built from that time on, he was More LIke a brother to me and People who nknew us Scott & Biff from the days in Winnipeg my Nicks been that, so over the yrs the bonds of family friendship, goodtimes & the Badtimes I've been there where ever, & I'm on the 3rd yr of not being able to share our Birthday Drinks or that Phone call, or the Xmas calls, I've missed that MOst of all and Missed being able to confide in our thoughts, about family & life But I know your there, watching at times as My Son Kyle, is a Smith of a boy in looks even so much as to like Spencer as a boy of 3, to Donna, Spencer, Brandon, Kenny, Mike Deano Matty Doug, Grover, all the LoverBoy Family & management, Keep the Faith ( Live life as you can from day to day ) "Biff"
www.geocities.com/myrottweiller3 - my home page

01/03/04: mario jimerson - jimersonfamily@earthlink.net
I remember seeing loverboy in the 80's, they were just as good as then as they are now, I saw them last year in post falls Idaho and really enjoyed seeing them perform. When I heard scott smith had passed on, I was shocked, his spirit is still with us, god bless his family and fans. ROCK ON BIG DADDY!!

27/02/04: Michael Baez - baez44@yahoo.com
My good friend Chris Dewar told me about this page. Loverboy was my favourite band during my formulative years growing up in East Kildonan, Winnipeg. Somehow I never got a chance to see them live, but I spent many hours listening to their albums. They are a part of Candiana and should always be remembered for being at the forefront of Canadian rock, inspiring such bands as Haywire and Nickleback to do what they have done. It's sad that Scott Smith has passed but his music will live forever!!

27/02/04: Dewar - dewrules@yahoo.com
Loverboy was my favorite band as a child. I can't begin to count the number of times I saw them play live. This is a great way to pay tribute to Scott and the great music he helped create for all of us to enjoy thru the years.

02/02/04: LANE ESSEX - PAUL'S AT BAYOU.COM
I WAS SEVEN WHEN I AM NINE NOW I HAVE TWO LOVERBOY CD'S AND ONE RECORD.ME AND MY BEST FRIEND CAMDEN JUST FIGURED OUT ABOUT SCOTT SMITH WE ARE BOTH SAD ABOUT HIS DEATH WE WERE NOT ALIVEIN THE 80'S BUT WE STILL LIKE SCOTT WE LOVE SCOTT'S MUSIC AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE BOTH NINE WE ARE STILL SAD ABOUT SCOTT'S DEATH ARE PRAYER'S ARE SET ON THE BAND LOVERBOY,SCOTT'S FAMILY,AND SCOTT 214

07/01/04: Heidi from Wisconsin - hungarygirl1848@yahoo.com
Scott Smith is gone. What a tragedy! I am only finding out now that my favorite Loverboy, Scott Smith, has been gone over 3 years! Where have I been? At the time of his death, I was going through a painful divorce so I guess that explains it. But I will always think fondly of Loverboy--I've been a fan since April 29, 1982--I even remember the date! I called it "Loverboy Day" and I celebrated it for a few years! It was that date on which I bought "Get Lucky." I was in love from then on. I celebrated the guys' birthdays, everything...I was such a nut as a 13 year old! And Scott Smith was my hero, my favorite. I typed him a couple letters way back in 1982/83 and he sent me two postcards back. I was so excited--I called the fan club number in Vancouver and spoke with a woman who told me yes, Scott Smith really did send out those postcards...that he had written them right there at her desk. I have no way of knowing whether she was telling the truth or not but I have to believe it. I've seen reference here at this site to other letters he wrote to people. He sounds like he was that kind of person--always thinking of the fan. I had a chance in 1983 to see Loverboy in concert at the Wisconsin State Fair...my best friend and I had a blast! Mike Reno waved to us up there in the grandstand (I know this because a few of us girls--and we were all teenage girls--were waving our arms back and forth and he reached up and waved to us). I was in heaven after that! My best friend and I used to compete to see who had the most Loverboy pictures (out of magazines). I WON, hands down. I bought concert photos through the mail even--with my cleaning-job money. I send Scott's family, friends and bandmates my sincerest sympathy in their loss. He must have been a terrific guy from what I've read about him...funny, generous, gifted and talented. He will be missed. I will always treasure the two postcards he sent me in 1983--now even more so.

16/12/03: Shannon Marx - slm_marx@comcast.net
I wish there was some kind of magic words to say to help Scott's family and for the band. Please remeber all the laughs and the silly things you all did. Try and keep in touch with his family, cry when you need to and laugh alot. I made it through juinor high and high school with Scott and the band. I still listen now with three boys and dealing with everyday stress. Was so very blessed to see Loverboy in concert durning a Thanksgiving blizzard in Colorado in the early 80's with Joan Jett. What an awesome show and I still get any new cd's that the group or the record company puts out. I too along with to many other fans still have all the articals posters and record covers in a huge memory book. I'm glad to see you are still playing and I believe that Scott would really want that. To all of you may God bless you daily and always be there for you. We all miss you Scott, rest in peace.

30/09/03: Christine Bostic - wildfire2003@excite.com
I've been a fan since 1982 and when I heard about Scott, it devastated me. My sincere wishes and prayers go out to his family and the rest of the band.

20/09/03: kristen - kjsagan@charter.net
My deepest sympathies go out to Scott's family, Doug, Mike, Matt, & Paul and to all who knew him. I feel like I lost a good friend. We will miss you always Scott!!!!!!

15/09/03: David Scott Smith - bardude_@webtv.net
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL FOR THEIR KIND WORDS AND CONDOLENCES FOR SCOTT. I AM HIS OLDER COUSIN WHO LIVES IN WISCONSIN.

14/07/03: bmousseau - bmousseau@mountaincable.net
I just found out about this from touring the loverboy website only because they were playing in Hamilton,Ontario tonite. I never met Scott, but I saw him in many Winnipeg,Manitoba bar bands until he hit the big time with loverboy. Those were carefree days and I will cherish them.

25/06/03: d - dougsmith70@yahoo.com
i met scott a few times in winnipeg at rehearsals.the band he was with was practicing across from a downtown hotel in winnipeg and so was the band i was in. this was in the early 70's. we both went on to join other bands. he seemed like a great guy not like a lot of musicians i met. we were not related as far as i know. if he hadn't joined loverboy and stayed in winnipeg i wonder what might have happened.oh well, way to go scott! nice work on those loverboy tracks!!!!!!!

01/06/03: Linda - bearsrus@execulink.com
I AM IN MY EARLY THIRTIES AND REMEMBERED LISTENING TO LOVERBOY IT WAS SO SAD TO HEAR THAT ONE OF THE MEMBERS PASS AWAY MY HEART GOES TO THE FAMILY AND ALL HIS FRIENDS AND FANS OF COURSE. WE WILL ALL MISS SCOTT HE DID A GREAT JOB AND WAS ALWAYS HAPPY.I LISTEN TO HIS CD ONCE IN AWHILE.

21/05/03: jade griffin - jade1993@mykidscentral.com.sg
dear mary i miss you
love your reletive jade griffin

26/03/03: gidget - ggarant@cox.net
Iam now 33 years old. I started to listen to Loverboy back in 1983, I was 13 years old. At that time the only thing I had was my albums. Every since I bought Loverboy I was hooked. My dream come true, In 2001 I finally got a chance to meet the band after a concert they played in chandler, AZ. I swear that night was the greatest night in my life, (I still proclaim to be the #1 Loverboy Fan)I could not stop pinching myself the whole time I was with the band. This was the people who helped me escape the unstable childhood which was my reality and make me believe thing would be great after all. Thank you Scott, YOU ARE THE BEST!!Heaven is a better place now!!! Mike you will always be in my sweetest dreams!!! my dream guy!!! Love all of you,
Gidget

03/03/03: Natarlia richards - Genelly03@homtail.com
Scott u will be missed but your music will alway keep you alive in my heart. R.I.P

29/12/02: Katie M. - redheadedsons@juno.com
I was horrified when I heard of Scott's terrible accident 2 years ago when my friend E-mailed me with the news. My heartfelt condolences to his two sons and his other family members and friends. I became a fan of Loverboy when I was 15 years old. I had the scrapbook in my closet of every article published in the teen magazines and the albums constantly playing on my stereo. Now that I am 33 years old, I still listen to them (now I listen to tapes I have purchased over the years -- since I wouldn't know where to find a turntable). Thank you Mike, Scott, Paul, Doug and Matt for the memories. Scott you will truly be missed.

10/12/02: phil - trackdog13@hotmail.com
my condolences to scotts family,
seen loverboy in mattawa a couple summers ago it was great scott was hot as was loverboy , been listening to scotts music 4 a long time and will be 4 much longer thanx 4 the music scott
god bless you and your loved ones... phil

24/10/02: Debbie James - debbiej7777@aol.com
I had the pleasure of seeing the band this past weekend in Tunica, Mississippi at the Gold Strike Casino. After seeing 8 LOVERBOY shows in the 80's, it was strange not to see Scott on stage. I will say the guys are still rocking and Scott would be proud! I met Scott years ago after a concert here in the Midwest. Scott was so nice and sincere to everyone, he went out his way to make us feel welcome when we were backstage. He honestly wanted to hear what his fans had to say! Scott was the original "nice guy" not to mention a talented musician, he will be missed but will live on forever in his music.

17/10/02: willsmith - willsmith100@hotmail.com
i am very sorry and i thought it was great the way you have done your web page

08/10/02: lynda - mystic_r@hotmail.com
Where do you start..Paul dean, is my cousin. myself sister and brother followed them to club to club , just as they were about to be signed. We told them they would be Big stars. Their music was the best. The dinner, my mother made for them, to sitting with them all talking..in between sets.Got to talk alot to Scott, and get to know him, his warmth will never be forgotten. Truly one of the nicest people, Ive ever met. The same year in July 28th, my brother was killed in a accident, and I know the grief, Scotts family is going through, too well. I dont have advice, to give, as I think the only help is time.I hope, in heaven, my brother and Scott, met again, as my brother also loved Music.The year 2000, took two good men from us, but because of this, I know there is a heaven, and it only holds the best. IM so sorry for Scott's family, as my brother left behind 3 son's too...Scott two. Find strenth in each other, and if anything is left to learn, from these losses.. is to love each other, daily like its our last days together. Treasure being together, and take the time to show your love. Dont take a day for granted, as within seconds we can be gone. My heart goes out to you all..and I have no magic words to say to take the pain away..I wish I knew some, but I know their close and watching out for us. Death can sperate us for awhile, but death can not take away the love we have, or mend the hurt of missing our loved ones..but one day we will meet them again, in a better place and we will hurt no more..till then, memories will keep us going...love will get us through, the dark times. Rest in Peace..till we meet again.

23/09/02: Regisboylejr - Regisboylejr@aol.com
Had the chance to meet all the guys in Loverboy a few years ago @ their hotel in Studio City,Ca. All cool guys & they hooked me up with tickets & passes. Sorry to hear about Scott.The guys were all just regular dudes! Thanks for the fun night @ the Universal Amphitheatre.

04/09/02: Teri Alogna - TLynnone@aol.com
I have always been a HUGE fan of Loverboy. I am just finding out now that Scott Smith had died. I had been battling cancer at the time of Scott's death and it just saddens me deeply that the music industry has lost such a wonderful man. Scott you will be deeply missed by all who loved you and who knew you. My condolences go out to his family, friends and to the members of Loverboy. I know this is a hard time for all of you. Just remember all the good times that you had with Scott and know that he is up in heaven smiling down at each and every one of you. He will be in all of our hearts forever!

18/05/02: Robin L. Holland - rahlep19@aol.com
My deepest sympathy goes out to Scott and all that knew him and loved him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rest in Peace Scott!!!!!!!!! I know wherever you are your,re still rocking******************
Sincerely Robin

18/03/02: Tina - tmbaker3@cox.net
Scott is definitely missed; my husband is a bassist and will play Scotts music for me all of the time. I saw the band for the first time when I was twelve (I had been visiting family in New Jersey)and I fell in love on site. Loverboy has always been and will forever be my absolute favorite! They are great in person as well as in the studio. I have seen every concert they have done where I live & hope to never miss one. I had the opportunity to meet him and all of the others in '98, a night that I will never forget. Thanks for all of the wonderful memories; see you in heaven!!

04/03/02: Dan Nullmeyer - dnullmeyer@yahoo.com
Loverboy will always have a place in our memories and the music will always be with us. To Scott's family and friends just remember that although his life was taken from him he did get to live out a dream and that is a good thing. Remember the good times not the bad.

03/03/02: Kim Richardson - larie@shaw.ca
Scott I loved you very much. I never really got to say goodbye in any formal way, so I guess this is it. I hope they have the internet in heaven. I will never forget you and it is evident I was not the only one who saw the wonderful man you were. I'm glad to learn you were taking a bigger chunk of life for yourself you deserved it. I dream of you often and I miss you very much. Thank you for all the good times. I hope to see you again. Say hi to Brian. XOXO
Donna, Brandon and Spencer I'm so sorry for your loss, Scott will look over you.

11/02/02: Maxine - maxeenmarie@hotmail.com
I was a Loverboy fan from the start and while they never played this far East, I wanted desparately to see them. I'll always remember (and still have) the wonderful letters Scott sent to me. He really respected his fans and it showed. Rest in Peace Scott, I think of you fondly.

14/12/01: Tracie Candler - tracie_candler_37617@yahoo.com
It has been well over a year and I just now found out about the tragic loss of Scott Smith. When I think of my teenage years in the 1980's I think of Loverboy. They were and always will be my favorite band. I was lucky enough to see them at least four times in concert. Scott's musical talents were truly evident in the group. May God bless his frineds and family and may Scott know the peace of heaven.

T.Candler

13/12/01: DVSDen - dvsden@swbell.net
I did not even know that Scott had passed on until I purchased the new live album last night. A whole year has passed and I am truly upset that I did not know sooner. I wish all the best to Scott's family and friends, as well as all the guys in the band.

Saw the group twice, once in 1996 and once in 2000 with the full line-up intact. Great show the second time around.

Peace be with you Scott,

DVSDen a.k.a Dennis V. Smith

02/12/01: Melvyn Walker - mel@anasassi.demon.co.uk
I had the good fortune to meet Scott twice, once in Vancouver, once in England when he toured. He welcomed me into his home and I shared many happy days with him, his wife Donna and his two boys. It was many years ago and my fond memories of that time have never left. I did not know much of his music but what I heard I enjoyed his music was a gift to everyone, he treated me with respect and kindness, and although our lives touched briefly I miss him greatly. He had a great sense of humour and a gentle manner, the world would be a better place if there were more like him.
Rest In Peace Scott

02/12/01: Stephanie - dalles627@aol.com
I am saddened by the loss of Scott and my condolences go out to the Smith family. I had my first crush on Scott and wrote him a 4 page letter. He wrote me back and I never forgot him. He made me extremely happy. I still have the letter and will cherish it. He must have been a great person to take the time to write. May God Bless You Scott and I am sure you will make all the Angels sing to your wonderful music. Thanks again!!

02/12/01: molly - tgalloway46@ ,com
dear all loverboy fans
hi it has been a year since he passed away and it is sad for all
the loverboy fans he was a woderful bassplayer and a great person he loved playing music he was into it very much. scott we miss you. i feel bad for loverboy, his family and friends its a rough thing to go through and sad.
thank you
molly

10/10/01: John Eoff - jdeoff@cei.net
I know it has been almost a year. I never really knew what to say. The loss of Scott Smith was such a tragedy. "Turn Me Loose" was one of the first songs I learned on bass. He did a lot of cool stuff on the bass. "When It's Over," "This Could Be The Night," the list can go on and on. Scott, you'll always be missed.

03/10/01: Brett Bassboy Warnelis - Warnelis@hotmail.com
I'm a 32 year old rock bassist in the Los Angeles area(but a normal guy) who was truly influenced by Scott Smith during the 80s when I was a teenager. I'm very interested in meeting Loverboy fans male or female who care enough to seek out this tribute page. I even bought a Steinberger bass like Scott's that he used in many of their 80s videos. My warmest to his family and loved ones. My band plays Hollywood's Coconut Teaser Thurs night Oct 4 which is a benefit for the terrorist attack victims. Ironically, I saw Loverboy and Scott give a free show in Cocoa Beach, FL the year of the Oklahoma bombing which was also a benfit to raise some money. Cool huh?

17/06/01: Mandi McCabe - mandimccabe@yahoo.ca
Well, I've read enough and stopped at Chris's. I to have Loverboy to thank for my life. I was a suicidal teen with an insane, abusive father and an absent mother. I was in love with Mike Reno and swore that I would marry him one day. That kept me alive when everything else was bad. I have never seen the group perform and now I never will see the whole group. The band will never be the same. I hope Scott Smith rocks on wherever he is and I hope his friends and family have found the strength to cope with this great loss.

11/06/01: Linda Becker - EuroPremiere@CS.com
First time in awhile I've tried to track down my favorite band of the 80's and I came across this shocking news. My heartfelt condolences to all who were close to Scott. I'm sure he's in a better place now. Next time I'm flying over the coast of California, I will give a moment of silence in his honor. Let us not grieve the loss of a loved one, but rather remember the gifts he gave us while he was alive...

22/05/01: Patricia - patricia.penney-rouzes@sympatico.ca
My offer for condolences is long overdue. I heard of Scott Smith's passing through a friend who had heard it on the radio. I never really believed it. However, last night, for the first time in my life, I got to see Loverboy in concert! It was May 20, 2001. Sure enough, no Scott! Ever since I was 12 or 13 I was a true Loverboy fan. Every time they one a Juno I would cry. Living in a small town in Newfoundland, the chance to see them live was second to none. So, last night was probably the most incredible night of my life and also one of the saddest. To know that I would never see the entire band together. The entire band has come along way. They still sound great. However it's just not the same without Scott. To all of his family and friends - may God bless you and give you strength. You were certainly lucky to have Scott in your lives. My deepest sympathy!
Patricia

03/05/01: eduardo sanchez - jezabel55@yahoo.com
my sympathy for such a great loss.from me and my friends in cuba who became rock and roll fans listening loverboy's songs,one of the best bands ever.

21/03/01: Jimmy - RUInTheMoment@aol.com
It took me this long to post on this site cause it's taken me this long to believe he's really gone. I've seen and met the band countless times and I thought I'd share one of my fondest Scott memories. As had happened on may occasions, I was staying at the same hotel as the band was, Scott and I got into an elevator together and as we were riding up he recognized me. (I did not want to intrude on his privacy so I said nothing initially to let him know I recognized him.)He asked me if I was a friend of Matties and I said, well yes, sort of, I've been a fan for 20 years and Mattie was the one I had had the most contact with. He then asked if I had seen the band recently as they had made some changes. I said no, I haven't seen you guys recently but I've heard about the changes in the sets.(They were beginning to play the oldies like Prissy Prissy and Emotional) Scott then said, "Yeah, we've gone totally country now". I looked him dead in the eye and said, well then, I've just become a fan of country music! I'll never forget the smile that brought to his face, or the truly gratified look in his eyes knowing that his music meant that much to someone. He was truly one of the kindest souls God graced this planet with and he will be missed greatly. I hope it brings some comfort to Yvonne (I know you remember the elevator), and his family, that his music meant so much to so many. God Bless You Scott...

17/03/01: Henrik Bro Jorgensen - bro.yeti@get2net.dk
I just read the sad news on the Melodic Rock site, and I can't believe it's true. What a terrible loss. My sympathy goes out to his family and the guys in the band. I first became aware of Loverboy back in, I believe it was '81, and the "RockPop In Concert" live gig on German TV. I rushed out and bought the "Get Lucky" LP, and later all the others. Next time I listen to their great music, or watch that particular show on video, it will be with a very different feeling knowing he's gone from this earthly place. But I know he's still there somewhere, because there is no such thing as death, we only move on to some other dimension. -I'm not a religious person, but trust me, I still know it to be a fact. Hope that can be of some comfort to those who knew him. We miss you Scott, rock in peace.

12/03/01: Tim - trwhalen@sympatico.ca
Thanks to Scott for the wonderful rock. Scott and Loverboy bring back great memories of my rockin' teen years. Thanks and goodbye.

11/03/01: Richelle Johnson - shlbl@msn.com
I have just learned of this tragedy and am heartsick over it. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and all that loved this man. I will cherish the memories I have of seeing him in concert. God Bless and comfort those that mourn his loss. Richelle

10/03/01: Chrystie - lancelow1@hotmail.com
To his family and members of the group i dedicate a very sincerity condolences and i wish that only good memories stay in their minds to always be the greatest rockstars of the thenty last years and in so many hearts around the world (like mine).Scuse my language but i speak french so thanks to Loverboy for accompagned my soul with their songs since 20 years, God bless yaxx

23/02/01: Paula - pm_rojas@hotmail.com
I was deeply saddened by the news of Scott Smith. I was a teenager in the 80's and Loverboy has always been one of my favorite bands. I was very fortunate to see Loverboy 4 different times in San Antonio, TX. My condolences go to Scott's family, friends, and many fans. He will be deeply missed.

Paula,
San Antonio, Texas

20/02/01: Janet - brittishjan@hotmail.com
My condolences go out to the loved ones and friends of Scot Smith. I was shocked and devastated to hear of the disapearance and unfortunate bad news of Scot Smith.
I have been a huge Loverboy fan since the day I moved to Texas from London, UK 20 years ago this month (Feb. 1981) Loverboy was my first favourite band (from Canada) that I heard over the radio and MTV, etc. in America, and still a huge favourite of mine to this day. Their music will continue living on in my heart and soul and so will the memory and talent of Scot Smith. I thank him for the hard work and effort he put into his music, it has had an influence throughout the years (especially growing up in the '80's)...

Thank you for all you have done Scot, God Bless everyone
Cheers!
Janet the Brittish-Texan!

05/02/01: Colin Lawrence - colin.lawrence@libertysurf.co.uk
To all friends, family and fans of Loverboy... my deepest sympathy with the news about Scott... for many of us Loverboy were a major part of our youth and lives especially being from Vancouver ... I promise to keep the music alive and rockin even though i'm in England now.. however, my wife and i will always remember the good times that Loverboy brought us ... Steve RIP..
Colin..Doncaster, England

03/02/01: Johanne Biron - bironjohanne@hotmail.com
When we loose someone we love, it seem that the world stops turning... Scott, you will be missed by all of your fans around the world, and I've been one of them for almost 20 years. To Mike, Doug, Paul and Matt: we hope that you will keep going on and his spirit will guide you. To his family, my heart his very sad. All my thoughts are with you... A fan from Montreal Quebec.

26/01/01: Jackie H. - turtlelady27@hotmail.com
With Loverboy being a major part of my life for 20 years, it deeply saddens me to know of Scott's fate. I have enjoyed his talents all these years and music won't be the same without him. He is at peace and not suffering, and we should be thankful for that. May God bless all of you fellow Loverboy fans, as well as Scott's friends and family.

20/01/01: DALE LABAY - CAPTLABAY@AOL.COM
MY DEEPEST SYPATHIES TO SCOTTS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.IT SEEMED LIKE YESTERDAY I WAS SITTING WITH MIKE AND SCOTT AT THE OYSTER BAR HAVING LUNCH AND SCOTT WITH HIS GREAT SENCE OF HUMOR TELL MIKE HE WAS OUT AND THAT I WAS IN.IT ALWAYS MADE ME FELL GOOD BECOUSE MIKE RENO IS ONE OF THE BEST SINGER I KNOW. I WILL MISS HIM DEARLY AND NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO TAKE HIM UP ON HIS OFFER TO GO TO A MARINERS BASEBALL GAME.HOWEVER SCOTT WILL LIVE FOREVER THRU LOVERBOY AND THE MUSIC THEY BROUGHT TO ALL OF US ROCK ON SCOTT

19/01/01: Kate - kmcdnrn@msn.com
To Scott's family and friends: There are no words to express a loss as tragic as this. My thoughts are with you as you try to move forward with your lives. I remember seeing Loverboy as a young teen and fell hopelessly in "love" with Scott and his smile! As time as eased on and I am no longer a teen I still remember Scott and his smile, the band as a whole and the great music which I love to this day. I heard When Its Over on my way to work the other day and I just had to crank it up ! Couldn't get out of the car until it was over...In time you will all heal, but until then we shall keep you in our thoughts and prayers. K.

17/01/01: Niki in Las Vegas - kpitviper@aol.com
I just found out last week about the tragic accident that took a vibrant life. I have been a huge Loverboy fan ever since I first heard the song, When It's Over. To this day, that song gives me chills. I spent my hard earned allowance to buy Get Lucky and I have bought every album since then. I have seen them four times over the years. My favorite memory of Scott is when I saw them on the Keep It Up tour. I was only 10 at the time, and my dad convinced a security guard to let us go up front. My dad held me on his shoulders so I could see them real close. Scott saw me and kept smiling at me almost the entire time. I think he thought it was neat that a ten year old girl knew all the words to every song they played. Scott, you will be missed, but you will never be forgotten. Long live Loverboy and keep rocking.

13/01/01: Kathie Justice - ***
Words are never enough, and I can't get them from my heart to my pc keyboard. I keep backspacing and starting over.
My sympathies to his family, friends, and bandmates.
Mike, Paul, Matt and Doug: Please let the music live on.
Scott will be missed, but his legacy will continue through all of us.

10/01/01: Maggie - Hevninyureyes@aol.com
His family, his girlfriend, and the remaining members of this remarkable band are in my prayers. I have been a fan since I was 13 years old ( I am now 33). My 14 year old daughter knows all the words to each of your songs. She and I listen to your music every day. I can only hope that Loverboy will continue on in your memory. You will be missed.

09/01/01: Sandra Dagg - sbdagg@qouest.net
I've come here several times, but after reading some of the comments, always found it impossible to express what I wanted to say....but today I feel I have to try.......
To Scott's Mum, Donna, Brandon and Spencer: Words always seem inadequate when you lose a loved one, but I hope it helps all of you, knowing that you are not alone, that others are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.
To Yvonne: Though your time with Scott was all too short, cherish the memories you made with him...they will sweeten as time passes.
To Paul, Mike, Doug and Matt: It's difficult beyond belief to lose a best friend, and we all deal with our losses in a different way. Having lost a best friend too, I can promise you that, although it seems unlikely now, time WILL make this easier to bear. You are all in my thoughts and prayers,
Sandra Dagg

03/01/01: Chris - VTach911@msn.com
Listening to "When It's Over" right now... and wondering what the hell has happend to the wonderful music that will never be duplicated ever again. I am the same boy that loved Loverboy for now going on 20 years. I get ridiculed to this day because of it. But hey! when you hear music like Loverboy produced,and you hear it in your heart, theres no turning back.
Hearing about Scott Smith brought me to my knees in complete pain mentally.
I used to use the music to escape the pain of the abuse that was lashed on me from an abusive Step Father. And knowing that one of the "healers" in my very troubled world at the time is gone, it's something I care not to try to fathum knowing that Loverboy the band isn't ever going to be the same again.
Reading that Scott left behind 2 kids is very painful.
God bless those children and his beloved girlfriend, and any living parents, reletives and friends.
THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL MUSIC SCOTT!

01/01/01: Steve Savicki - SteveSavicki@spoiledbrat.com
Sorry to hear about Scott Smith.
I'll be thinking about him every time I play a Loverboy CD.
Hey Scott, since you can do anything in the heavens being omnipotent, you can see me writing, "20+ years in a band with the same lineup is not a bad streak! You've done what so many bands could not do!"

23/12/00: Ken - kenchestnutt@hotmail.com
Last fall I just returned from overseas. I recieved a wonderful gift from my sister...tickets to see Loverboy! I have been a fan since ohhh '82 or so...My sister had to work so dear ole mom went with me. Funny that this was our first concert together. She went for my sake of course, but had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the music. She said she remembered it booming out of my room years ago. We had a great, yet rainy night in New Mexico. It was mom who called who gave me the news on Scott's passing. We are both heart sick. I know there are really no words to tell his band mates and family that would ease their pain. Scott gave millions a great show over the years and for one night brought a mother and son closer that they had been in years. Thanks Scott! You'll be missed!

20/12/00: Stephanie - stuffyharris@juno.com
Ever since I was 13, Loverboy has been my favorite. Everyone knew how much I loved Loverboy! I was very fortunate that I was able to see them 2 years ago. How would I have guessed that that would be the last I would see all of them together? I felt my heart sink when I heard about Scott. I will continue to say prayers for his family and friends. All of Loverboy will always be in my heart!


20/12/00: Danny Galevich - culticat@home.com
Just attended a tribute night at Boogie Nights Cabaret in Winnipeg on Dec 18 - with Scott's old band mates Dave Wood and John Hanna - and the rest of Wood Hanna band- and many others.... it was very good ....and a lot of memories were shared...between them and Scott Smith... in the early days.

19/12/00: ROB DIMON - ariesmoon1965@aol.com
My deepest sympathies go out to Scotts family ,friends , and all fans of a great human being , friend , brother to the band. The love for Scott is as overwhelming as Loverboys music has been on our lives. he has touched us all with his kindness, and his great guitar magic!!! I have been a fan for over 20 years and have always been impressed with a such a tight nit group , who always has cared about their fans! just so you know WE CARE VERY MUCH. Mike,Paul,Doug and Matt. Maybe someday when the pain eases a very little bit. Keep the magic alive in Scotts honor, keep Rockin!! Forever in our hearts , will miss you Scott!!!!!!!!!!!

18/12/00: Daniel Ames - nightrangerfan@yahoo.com
I don't know what to say...Loverboy and a handful of others have been my favorite bands since the late seventies. I saw Loverboy probably 15 times over the years, and each show was better than the last. This year's show at the Riviera in Atlanta was just incredible and was my girlfriend's first Loverboy show, although she has been a fan for years. We were both most taken aback by just how much fun and how friendly the guys in the band were, especially Scotty, who talked with us for a good ten minutes, a big smile ever present on his face.

A truly wonderful man, extraordinarily talented...Scotty, we miss you. I missed two days of work when I heard the news.

To Scotty's family...I can only offer these words.

To the band...keep his memory alive, let the show go on.

17/12/00: Bev Smith Las Vegas, NV - Bevie76@aol.com
These past two weeks have been difficult ones for all of us who are some way connected with Loverboy. I'm still hoping that he's in a hospital somewhere with amnesia. I can't believe that this has happened to such a wonderful, caring person. You will always and forever be here with us Scott. Then when our time on earth has ended, we will be together once again. I'm sending you my love Scott and also to Mike, Paul, Mattie, Doug, Gail, Lou, Scott's family and friends, the fans, and to anyone else that I may have forgotten. We somehow have to help each other to get through this. Take care you guys and know that I'm thinking of you. Much Love, Bev in Las Vegas

17/12/00: WAYNE FROM NORTH DAKOTA - WSTECKLER@BUFFALOCITY.NET
MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO FRIENDS, FAMILY& BANDMATES.LOVERBOY HAS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS FROM THE FIRST TIME I HEARD THEM ON THE RADIO BACK IN 80.I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO SEE LOVERBOY IN CONCERT 4 TIMES.I HOPE THE BAND CAN CONTINUE AFTER SUCH A TRAGIC LOSS.

16/12/00: Kathy - ribbit@nexicom.net
When we hear of a death of someone well known, but not personally known to us, it still hits hard. I was truly shocked, saddened and in disbelief about the death of Scott Smith. I was ( and still am ) a fan of Loverboy. It was the first concert I went to see at 16 years old. The albums are still in my stereo where I have kept them for 20 years. This is when you know that they obviously meant something to you, in your time of growing. My sincere condolences to Scott's sons, his fiance, the other members of Scott's family and to the other boys who I loved in Loverboy. All of the fans thoughts are with you all!

16/12/00: Cindy Kaja - ckaja@boelter.com
Dear Scott,

I can't believe that you are not with us anymore on this earth. Your family and friends and fans are lost. There is a terrible emptiness in us all that is sometimes all consuming and always unbelievable. There are random tears everywhere. It's taken me this long to write this, not for fear of what you might think, but for lack of words. You see, I wanted to send my most sincere condolences to your family and the band, but they need so much more than my words can do. How are your children to face the days that their dad should be at their side? How is your fiance' to face the time that you two had planned together? How are the members of your band, your brothers, to continue to make the music you helped make famous? How can my words help them? The words won't bring you back. The music won't play again because I signed this book. Only you can help them, so I write this asking you to touch the lives, once again, that you have already done so much for.

Go to them in their hearts and let them know you are smiling down upon them and that you will be with them always. Bring closure to all of us and to your soul. In life you were kind and sincere, and even though no one got to say goodbye to you, know that all love you. Also, never let us forget the love you had for everyone in your life. You have already given your fans everything we need to cope with your death. We can take the music, your legacy, and draw the strength that we need to cope with today like we have done so, so many times before. Whether we purposely put on that worn out Loverboy album that has been played a thousand times before just because we have to hear "destination heartbreak" one more time, or whether we happen to hear "turn me loose" and crank it to notch 10 simply because we can...the music speaks to our hearts and GETS US THROUGH LIFE. You helped give us the music that has meant so much, to so many people, in so many different ways. What you have accomplished during your life will live on, and by the grace of God, will go on when Mike, and Paul, and Matt and Doug have healed enough to step on stage without you physically by their side. Help them heal. Help them find it (find you) in their hearts to carry on your legacy and not let the music die along with you.

I wish you peace. I wish you comfort. I wish you never left.

Love, Cindy Kaja

16/12/00: RUFINO - rufino@hiline.net
I can't believe that I am barely learning of his passing. I am very saddened to learn about his death. Loverboy was, and always will be one of my favorite bands of all time. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

15/12/00: Chris Blaine - MacGille00@aol.com
A great bass player and a great man is gone. He will be sadly missed.

14/12/00: Maggie - mnmac@aol.com
I just read the news in People magazine and cried. My heart breaks for his fiancee,his family and the remaining members of Loverboy. I have been a Loverboy fan since I was 14 years old (I am now 32). When I am in my car, I drive to the music of Loverboy. He will always been in my heart. I will say a special prayer for all of the people that were close to him. We have lost a talented musician.

14/12/00: Giana - gianarowe@aol.com
I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my father Jan.4, 2000. It's one the most difficult things to have to go through. Please know that you are not alone and there are people out here who keep you and Scott in their prayers. There really aren't words that will ease the pain of what you're experiencing. Just try to remember that Scott is in a better place and at peace.

14/12/00: Bonnie & Tammy - tmcleod4@Juno.com
There have been many times that we have embarrassed ourselves talking to Scott since we were 12 and 15 years old in 1983. He was always kind, though. We have not been able to stop thinking about the loss over the past 2 weeks. We know that our loss is small compared to yours who are his friends and family and wish that we could do anything to help ease your pain.

13/12/00: Scott Peck - scottp@dis-corp.com
I'm sorry to hear of this terrible loss. I just saw Loverboy for the first time since 83 this fall in Vancouver. They are still great. I'm sure Scott has already hooked up with the likes of Keith Moon, Jimi Hendrix, and Freddie Mercury and are rockin' in Heaven.

13/12/00: John Taglieri - LeapDogMus@aol.com
I still can't believe this tragedy has happened. Please pass my condolences on to Scott's family and to the rest of the guys in Loverboy. The band will always be a legend in this business, and Scott will always be a big part of the reason why. My prayers are with you all. God bless.

John Taglieri

13/12/00: Horacio - jmb00026@teleline.es
My deepest symphaties to all his family and friends. Be strong through this hard times. We will miss him.

13/12/00: William - wscannell@infolibria.com
I am a bass player myself and the first time I saw Loverboy was in 1983 for their "keep it up" tour. I was taken back at the talent that Scott possessed and how well he worked with Matt. I would like to express my deepest condolences to you and your family. The rock world has lost A GREAT TALENT!

13/12/00: bonnie - dynamicsound@webtv.net
my sister and I met Scott at the Syracuse State Fair this year and learned what a "character" he could be! sincere condolences to his family, friends and other members of Loverboy...his fun-seeking spirit will rock on in Heaven.

13/12/00: Doug Edmond - dedmond@wsd1.org
My cousin was an intellegent, talented and fun-loving man. That is only reinforced by the messages at this site. I will be printing and sending all messages to Scott's mother on your behalf as she does not have access to the internet.

Thank you for your expressions of support on behalf of the Smith family

Doug Edmond

12/12/00: B.K, Germany - b.keil@mediatur.de
I am very shocked about this tragical accident. You and your bandmates have been a great influence on me growing up in the 80's rock era.
since the first time i saw them i was a big loverboy fan. I'm really sorry for your loss , My condolences to all of Scott's family, he will live forever in our hearts.

12/12/00: Dawn in Maryland - ***
Still in disbelief. Just so unfair.

12/12/00: JABACAB - jabacab@rockphones.com
Thoughts and prayers to the family. A huge loss. He will be forever missed- JAB

12/12/00: Frederick - ick17@hotmail.com
I did not know you personaly but as a admirer from France, I deeply regret the departure of one of your member.
I can only whish a good trip. And we will come along one day. Please keep the music Alive.
Sincerely--Avec toute mon amitie.

Frederick

12/12/00: Jan Spencer--WIBA FM, Madison, Wisconsin - janspencer@wibafmmail.com
I found out from a listener on Saturday night during my radio show here in Madison, Wisconsin. I am just so bummed about this. I talked fondly on the air about him after learning it was true, and played Loverboy tunes thereafter. Scottie was my favorite member. He was always so nice to me whenever I met him. It was because of Loverboy's influence that I found a music school in Vancouver and attended it. I feel so terrible for the family, especially the boys and his new fiance'. Please know that I am thinking of you all, including Mike, Doug, Matt, & Paul. Keep strong.

12/12/00: Monica - MMRUS1@aol.com
I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I AM JUST HEARING ABOUT THIS! I AM IN SHOCK! WHAT A TERRIBLE LOSS...SCOTT SMITH WILL BE GREATLY MISSED! MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO ALL MIKE, PAUL, MATT, AND DOUG AND THEIR FAMILIES AS THEY MAKE IT THROUGH SUCH TERRIBLE TIME! GOD BLESS YOU!

12/12/00: Mary - mayedge@gateway.net
I saw Loverboy with a good friend of mine a couple of times this summer and last. Seeing the band brought back a lot of happy memories. I got to meet Scott and the guys after a show and all were kind and gracious. I was very sad to hear this news and my thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of Scott Smith and Loverboy.

Love & Peace 2U all,

Mary

12/12/00: Greg Grimes - greg_grimes57@hotmail.com
I'm Very Sorry For Your Loss, His Music Will Live On In My Heart
Always Greg

11/12/00: Ray Santillan Jr. - escape_1@msn.com
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Scotts family and the band members of Loverboy for their loss.I grew up listening to Loverboy, and this feels like a part of my family has passed away. Thanks Scott for the great music, showmanship and talent. You will never be forgotton.

11/12/00: MICHEL ROY - micel.roy3@freesbee.fr
I'm a loverboy french fan
" sincères condoléances"
Michel

11/12/00: marco - b.c.mstam@freeler.nl
My thoughts go out at first to the family and friends of Scott
Lots of strongness for the time coming. My thoughts are with you.

10/12/00: Frank Baring - FrankOfNine@aol.com
This has been sad news to the family and the fans. The fans in
Germany will keep him and his music alive. May his family find
some quiet moments. I´d like to express my sympathy to the family and close friends.

10/12/00: Jeff Holbrook - tranqbase87@yahoo.com
TO THE MEMBERS OF LOVERBOY AND THE SMITH FAMILY. I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. KEEP THE FAITH AND GOD SPEED TO ALL OF YOU. SCOTT YOU WILL BE IN A BAND IN HEAVEN

10/12/00: Shona Patterson-Eldering - shona@compusmart.ab.ca
My sincerest condolences and sympathies go out to Scott's family, friends and fellow Loverboy band members. This is such a tragic loss, and may Scott rest in peace. I may not have known him, or the other Loverboy band members, but my tears just don't seem to stop. I feel for each and every one of you. God bless. There's an old saying that God only takes the very best, and I know that's true, because now he has Scott, along with my dad. God be with you always!

10/12/00: Mike Matney - matneym@yahoo.com
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Scott. RIP Scott.

10/12/00: Juan Croucier - CDECOY@aol.com
My heart goes out to Scott, his family and the members of Loverboy. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him personally, he was a great musician and I respected him greatly. It is a tragic loss to the music world as well as his family. I will always have fond memories of him.

God bless,

Juan Croucier

10/12/00: Markus - markus010167@yahoo.com
To the family, May God bless and keep you. Be encourged.

10/12/00: Cindy - cyn0807@aol.com
Keeping everyone, Family, friends and fans in my thoughts and prayers. There is a better place where happiness and peace are the way of life, we will all meet again. The music will live in our hearts forever.

10/12/00: Buddy Fulmer - budman@triad.rr.com
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Scotts family and close friends.There is really nothing one can say when something this tragic happens. We all love his music and he gave us all years of great music.Like the old song says...."If theres a Rock N Roll Heaven, you know they got a hell of a band"

10/12/00: TINA - WASTINGTIME007@AOL.COM
I AM SOOOOOOOO SORY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS.. I AM STILL IN SHOCK...IT SEEMS IT CANT BE TRUE TO HAVE LOST SOMEONE SO SPECIAL... MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU MIKE, PAUL, DOUG, AND MATT. AND THE REST OF HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.... IT SEEMS SO UNREAL FOR THIS TO HAVE HAPPENED.. LOVERBOY HAS BEEN MY LIFE FOR 20 YEARS... I HAVE MET THEM SEVERAL TIMES AND HAVE LOTS OF PICTURES WITH THEM,,,,,,,SCOTT "STAL" SMITH, WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.... I LOVE YOU ALL AND LOVERBOY WILL ALWAYS BE #1. PLEASE DONT LET THIS END THE BAND....I LIVED TO SEE YOU ALL SO MANY TIMES. PLEASE COME BACK TO EAST TENNESSEE.....I FEEL LIKE A PART OF MY LIFE IS GONE TOO...IT IS STILL TO HARD TO BELIEVE....I AM TRULY SORRY...LOVERBOY FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE, TINA

09/12/00: sean gerant - gerant@bellsouth.net
scott smith and loverboy music will live forever..................r.i.p.................

09/12/00: Jason Michael Eldredge - anatomicrock.com
Scott was simply one of the best. Every melodic rock fan owes Scott and Loverboy a huge debt of gratitude for starting a genre of music that touched a decade's generation and changed their lives. He will be missed!

09/12/00: Scott 'Spanky' Smith - spank106@ocslink.com
Scott, you will be missed in the rock and roll world...prayers go out to your family and friends...being a disc jockey for a heritage rock station in Central Illinois (WWCT-fm ROCK 106) with a passion for 80's music and the luck of the draw to share a name with such a great musician, this is a very sad day for me and the rest of the rock community...rock and roll will never die...you'll be missed

09/12/00: Alun Williams - cozyal@msn.com
Deepest sympathies to all of Scott's family. Word's will never be enough to anyone feeling such a great sense of loss. I can only hope you can gain some strength from all the messages, to help you to pull through it.
I never got to see the band, not even once, but the music has always spoken volumes. I've recently moved over to the States from England, with my work & it was my aim to catch as many of those bands, that I never saw from the 80's, due to lack of UK dates. I was hoping to catch the planned show for the 15th Dec - Emerald Theatre, Mount Clemens. My loss just pales into total insignificance.
To the family & the band, who must have felt Scott was family, I wish you all well. Be strong for each other.
Alun

09/12/00: André - ahms2000@hotmail.com
Just received Loverboy VI by trade
I guess things will never be the same again....
Condolences
Your music will live on forever.

09/12/00: Debi T. - debit4rls@aol.com
I was so sorry to hear of this loss. . . my thoughts and prayers are with the fans, family and friends . . . d.t.

09/12/00: James Perkins - jperkins@justicemail.com
I will never forget being 15 and going to Lake Jacksonville with my buddies and jamming the whole night to Get Lucky, getting rowdy and hoping to score w/ some hot, young chick.....you guys always had an original sound that remains timeless. I am terribly sorry about Scott's untimely death. My sincerest regards to the family.

James Perkins

08/12/00: Wade - wade_v@excite.com
I've sat here for some time trying to think of all the words to say, but the truth is there really are no words to express the sorrow. May he rest in peace and the music he contributed to live on as long as his legend and memory.

08/12/00: MLS - workingfortheweekend@yahoo.com
Loverboy has always left me with great memories from my early teens. My Bestfriend and I use to listen to them non-stop. Turn Me Loose was our favorite. My Bestfriend past away at 16 yrs of age in an accident. I'm in my 30's now and I still always think of him when a Loverboy song is played. Those feelings came rushing back when I heard the news of Scott. Thanks for the great memories... Here's my favorite quote from the Loverboy Classic's CD done by Scott:

Put the darn thing on, crank up the dB's and try not to blush when you remember what you were doing when you first heard these songs...

08/12/00: Tami from the "Ottawa Gang" - gtmadore@istar.ca
To Scott's family, friends and bandmates,

It is impossible to put into words how sorry I am for all of you in this tragic loss. I have spent the last few days reading some of the most beautiful tributes to Scotty and I can only hope that you all can take some kind of solace in knowing how much he was loved and respected.
Loverboy have been a very important part of my life since the early 80's and having had the opportunity to meet and spend time with them in recent years has been a real pleasure. I think that is why the past week has been so difficult to bear....not only have we lost a great musician......I feel as if I have also lost a friend. Scott always had the ability to make you feel special....no matter how much time had passed since he had last seen you, it was as if you had been friends forever. May God keep him safe and help us all cope with this terrible tragedy.

Mike, Paul, Mattie and Doug...you have given us all an incredible gift with your music and I only hope that as time passes you will realize that Scott would have wanted you to go on....I really believe that...and whenever you feel you are ready to take the stage again--your fans will be there and Scott will too in his own special way.....Much love and God bless.

Tami

08/12/00: Calvin - mail@calstanford.com
Wow. What a shock. I really got into Loverboy when they first came out. A distinctive sound, really a special band. My sympathies to the Smith family and the band.

08/12/00: Jimmy Crespo - wherespapa@aol.com
To Yvonne, the Family of Scott and all his friends,
We offer our sincerest condolences. Scott will live on in your hearts , our prayers are with you.

Jimmy, Cynthia and Cristina Crespo

08/12/00: Jeanine - jcamp2000@msn.com
All I can say is that Loverboy music helped get me through my teenage years and Scott was part of that. Scott's memory is forever etched in his music and forever etched in our hearts :-( God bless all of his family, friends and his fans. Prayers will be said.

08/12/00: J.P.STELLA - FRACTOR@USWEST.NET
IT IS A SAD DAY FOR THE SCOTT SMITH FAMILLY AND FRIENDS. I DIDNT KNOW HIM ONLY ON HIS GREAT BASS PLAYING IN HIS BAND LOVERBOY.I ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FACES HE MADE WHILE PLAYING HIS BASS LIVE IN CONCERT AND IN THE BANDS MUSIC VIDEOS.MY BAND PLAYS LOVERBOY TUNES AND HIS SPIRIT WILL BE WITH US WHILE WE PLAY THEM.GOD SPEED AND REST IN PIECE. J.P.- PHOENIX ARIZONA

08/12/00: Karen from Calgary, Alberta Canada - ceshoemaker
Hi this is just a note to let you know all of you know you will be in my heart and prayers.
I pray that someday soon he will be found, and very much alive. I hope you never give up
and you will follow your hearts. There is a poem or verse called Footprints. Reading it always
helps my in time of need. I hope you all will also find comfort in it's wise words.
God be with Scott's family and friends, and his fans.
Karen

08/12/00: Michael Rule - MRULE50@aol.com
To the family and friends of Scott Smith, please accept my condolences. Words alone are never comforting at a time like this. Please realize that his contribution to all of our lives will never be forgotten. I am sure Scott would expect the band to continue. By keeping Loverboy alive, you will keep Scott Smith alive. This New Yorker will really miss him. Although I have met him a several times I really didn't know him, but he always managed to remember me. I found him to be very genuine and thought very highly of Scott. I feel fortunate to have met him. Besides he was very funny and great at "dishing the dirt" on the other rock stars they toured with. He always managed to make me laugh with his stories.

07/12/00: Essbee - shaneberry@hotmail.com
Condolences to the families and band members of Loverboy. Finally Heaven has a decent bass player to jam with Jimi, Jeff Porcaro and many others. The music Scott and Loverboy made will be with us forever. Thank-you Scott and co. for that. Even though we as fans tend to be fickle and sometimes follow the trend too much, your music will always be there...and many of your classic songs will inspire others...even if it is simply to have a good time. 'Working For The Weekend' has always put a smile on my face. Thanks guys for that...
God Bless...
Shane Berry
Cranbrook, BC

07/12/00: Robert Burns - burnsz61@hotmail.com
I saw Loverboy when they first started as an opening act. Got to see them a few more
times as a headliner (once on my birthday). I got to see them again about five years ago at a
club in Amarillo, Texas. During all these years, I've listened to their music, played their songs
in bands (one band I was in did six of their songs), and waited for a chance to see them again.
May you rock forever.

07/12/00: Dave Houston - houst@bibbs.com
He was a great talent and will be missed dearly,

I hope the Band can go on

07/12/00: Scott - maddtatts@aol.com
Prayers are with the family. As is with all families who lose a loved one.

07/12/00: Theresa Frankum - tfrankum@carolnet.com
I was crushed today to learn of Scott's tragic death. I was 12 in 1981 when I first fell in love with Loverboy and developed a big crush on Scott. Loverboy was so much a part of my growing up years. I met my two best friends because of our love for the band and tragically lost one in 1986 at the age of 18. Loverboy's music has always been there to help me through my roughest times. My heart goes out to Scott's family and friends. Thanks for sharing him with us. Thanks for the memories.

07/12/00: Jody - silversun7@home.com
I just heard this evening of the loss of Scott Smith. The news where I'm from just hasn't given this tragedy the
attention it deserves. To Scott's family and friends in Loverboy and otherwise, please know that putting my
condolences into words cannot express the dismay and disbelief I felt upon hearing about Scott. God bless you all in your
time of grief.

07/12/00: Tina - TMWitch304@AOL.com
I have loved Loverboy for some 20 years now. My heart hurts thinking about this terrible loss. I feel as if a long-time friend has been lost. My thoughts and prayers are with the band and with Scotts family and friends.
Tina

07/12/00: Stephanie Kisner - togepi@quest.net
My deepest sympathy to you. Where a beautiful soul has been, beautiful memories live on. Rock on in Heaven, Scott. We'll miss you down here.

07/12/00: Noelle - noelleq@hotmail.com
I am deeply saddened by this loss and I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to Scott's family, friends, and loved ones. I was blessed to have grown up listening to Loverboy and when I finally got a dream job of working for a radio station in Ohio, I loved that I was able to meet such wonderful performers like Scott. He, in my mind has always remained a kind and wonderful person to meet and a very talented musician. I know I will hold on to my memories, and his music will last forever.

07/12/00: Bonnie Kernene - serialbabe@uswest.net
My sincere condolences go out to Scott's family, fiancee, friends and band members. The rock world has truly lost one of the best. My thoughts and prayers are with you during the terrible time of pain. Always remember the person Scott was and the times you shared. I am at a loss of words.

07/12/00: Steve Miller - SRMZ71@AOL.COM
What a loss and terrible tragedy. My deepest sympathy to Scott's family, friends, Mike, Paul, Matt, and Doug. There is no sense of reason to such a loss, except it's God's will. To Mike, Paul, Matt, and Doug, I hope you can continue on with the amazing gift of talent you've been given. You all are the best, and for me there never has been or will be another group of guys who can electrify a stage like you have. Scott will not be forgotten.

07/12/00: Brad - bdame@snet.net
I am very shocked to hear this. Loverboy was a band from my childhood, and I have all of their albums from the '80s. My condolences go out to Scott's family and friends, including the remaining band members.

07/12/00: Cameron Moffid - Lake85@aol.com

I am truly sorry to hear what happened to Scott.
Scott was very young at 45, yet he has accomplished a great deal in his life.

It was just about 6 months ago [June] when a few of us from the "Egroups" email service attended the Las Vegas show. Afterwards, a few of us were fortunate enough to go back stage and meet the band members. We sat in their trailer in and talked to Scott for about a half hour.
After that meeting, I can honestly say that he seemed like a great guy.
So often, Rock Stars can be such arrogant jerks, but Scott was never that. He was gracious, funny, and kind.
He was also happy. He said that he was very content in his life.
I am not just saying this now. I would have said the same thing about Scott had you asked me two months ago.

I hope that Scott will always be remembered as part of a Great Live band which was fundamental to the 80s "MELODIC Hard-Rock" we all love so much. Songs like "Turn Me Loose" featuring Scott on the opening Bass, and "The Kid, Working for the Weekend" will always remain as some of the quintessential songs that defined the 80s.

More importantly, I hope he is remembered as the kind and gracious person he was.
For those who never met him, the CD "LOVERBOY CLASSICS" which is a greatest hits collection, features THREE PAGES of COMMENTARY BY SCOTT SMITH!! You can read his thoughts on Rock and Roll and also feel his warmth and great sense of humor in those 3 pages!

I hope he is in a better place now.

With my deepest sympathies to his family,
Cameron

07/12/00: Alun Thomas - kiwinz!@msn.com
Condolences to the band and Scott Smiths close ones. In my eyes he was a legend.

07/12/00: Cheryl Strickland - rebelredhead2000@hotmail.com
To all who read this message, I think everyone should have a moment of silence in Scott's memory. To all of Scott's friends and family, please accept my deepest sympathies and my endearing hope that his body is found so that your wounds will start to heal of his passing. My prayers are that his sons will heal from this loss and although their pain will subside...their memories of their father will not. We all loved Scott or we wouldn't be posting on this site. He gave us wonderful memories, great music, and for some a great friendship. I was lucky enough to meet him for the first time, in over a 20 year history of my love the band's music, this past May in Montgomery, Alabama and found what I always thought to be true...that he was a wonderful individual. Thank you Scott Smith and the band Loverboy for my fond memories and the many friendships I have acquired through the love of the band and their music.
Sincerely and with deepest sympathy,
Cheryl Strickland

07/12/00: Thomas Korner - tkorner@earthlink.net
My deepest sympathies to Scott's family and friends. I always loved going to see Loverboy, he will be missed.

07/12/00: Tanya - rebbi_39@hotmail.com
All my love Scott! I will miss you greatly!

07/12/00: Amy Kiernan - amykiernan@yahoo.com
My thoughts and prayers go out to Scott's family and friends. Loverboy has been my favorite band since I was ten years old and I feel like they are dear old friends after so many years. I live in San Francisco and was very shocked to hear that the missing sailor was Scott. He will be missed and I hope the band members will eventually find it in their hearts to continue the legacy of Loverboy in his honor. Scott, may you rest in peace and please know that you brought joy and happiness to so many people through your music. Best regards, Amy in San Francisco

07/12/00: Lorenzo Cambiaghi ITA - mcrant@libero.it
When I read the lines in melodicrock I decided to wrtie down some words to commemorate a great musician, with his loss we loose a little piece of the innocence and the positive mood of the rock scene. The flame is always burnin' for you!

07/12/00: Ellie - missellie@telus.net
Words cannot express. I've tried many times to sign this page over the last couple of days - and haven't been able as I just don't have the words. I've been a fan of the band for 20 years. Loverboy's music has been very much a part of my years growing up and I still adore the band to this day. I feel as though I've lost a friend. My deepest condolences to Scott's family, fiance, band mates, management - Lou, Gail and Jennifer, and all fellow fans. I'm so sorry. May you all draw strength from and find comfort in each other to endure this tragic loss. Scott - we will miss you greatly. You and your music will forever live on in our hearts.
Ellie
Vancouver, BC

07/12/00: Colleen - cpilat@efortress.com
To the family and friends of Scott Smith--may God be with you as you deal with this tragedy. Please know that there are many people praying for you. Scott was obviously loved by many, many people--and I'm sure he's smiling down on all of us now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

07/12/00: Helen Bailey - habailey_1958@yahoo.com
My thoughts and prayers are with Scott's family. What a tragedy!

07/12/00: Lisa-Lee Barker - peachesncream30@hotmail.com
My heartfelt condolences to Scott's family, friends, and the Band. I am so sorry for your loss. It's hard to believe this accident really happened and that a split second can change your entire life. I am shaking my head in disbelief. My husband and I saw Loverboy in May of this year in Atlantic City and we were sitting right in front of Scott. He truly had a great amount of talent and made the show a lot of fun! Scott, we will miss you and will never forget you and your music!

Take Care and God Bless you all,
Lisa-Lee Barker

07/12/00: Sandra - sandramoffat@home.com
I've been a fan and friend of the members of Loverboy since they first walked on the stage in Vancouver opening for KISS in 1979. They've been a constant in my life for the past twenty years, and even though time would often pass at great lengths between our visits, those smiling faces would always make it feel just like yesterday. My heart feels a little emptier now, I'm going to miss you Scott, your beaming smile and laughter is engraved in my soul. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to share in just a small piece of your life.

07/12/00: Rosie(WaiteGurl78) - roholl@hotmail.com
Hi I'm a fairly young fan of Loverboy and my heart is bleeding that we lost a fine young musician like Scott Smith my heart goes out to Mike Reno and the rest of the gang from Loverboy and the Smith Family we might have lost a talented rocker from the 80s but he will always be remember for being a really nice
band mate and best friend to Mike Reno i loved Loverboy because they were Hot Boys In Love I loved the hits Hot Girls In Love and Working For The Weekend We'll Miss Ya Scottie :>( Peace & Luv, Rosie H.Weinstein in NYC By the way i'm in my early 20s just to let fellow Loverboy fans know Rock On Forever Scott Smith 1955-2000

07/12/00: Dan Friml - dan@rubberzone.net
Oh...WHY?
We'll miss you...

07/12/00: Victoria - biteme@connection.com
I am still hoping fot the best...coping in my own way. Right now that is denile that he is really gone. Growing up on the coast, he musta been a great swimmer! It's just so sad reading everyones condolences. I have been a fan of Loverboy since 1980 when I was 12. I saw them at eh CNE in Toronto in 1981-82, after begging my mom to take me from London On. on a 2 hour train ride. What an experience! I was right in front of Scott!! What a pleasure!! I saw them again in the mid 90'sin Kitchener Ont at Lou Lous. Again, I was directly in front of Scott who still smiled that wonderful smile and moved tot he beat likeonly he could. I want to thank Scott and Loverboy for being there in my darkest hours as a messed up and abused teen. Their uplifting and positive songs is what kept me hanging on. The band will never be the same an neither will the fans. I love you Loverboy..Thank you for being there...all the best to Scotts family and friends and especially Mike, Paul, Doug and Matt.
Scot you're gammin with the hero's of rock now, Elvis, Hendrix, and you!! Right where you belong!! WE WILL MISS YOU FOREVER..

07/12/00: Charles Alfinito - cvader@prodigy.net
Losing musicians of such legendary bands is like losing someone you grew up with. I'm very sorry for the loss.
Charles

07/12/00: Vikki Wood - vikkiwood@mts.net
My sincere condolences to Scott's family, Shirley, David, Monica, his fiance, Yvonne, his sons and their mother, friends and all who were part of his life. I know you will draw strength from each other in order to endure what is the most horrific of times. It is my fervant hope that he is recovered and that you will find some peace and closure. My thoughts are with you all.

07/12/00: Stew Deerfield - trawets1@msn.com
My condolences to family,freind,s and the band. One of my favorite band's in my late teen's and early twenties,I had the pleasure of seeing them on numerous occasion's throughout the western u.s. Was alway's amazed at their brite sound and how tight they played. Rest in peace Scott, you will be missed.

07/12/00: Darren Trudeau - Canada - loverboy_100@email.com
Loverboy has had a great impact on my life. I know Scott's bass lines inside and out. To hear that he is gone is terribly sad. My deepest sympathies.

07/12/00: laura - missct99@yahoo.com
I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Loverboy was one of my favorite bands. I'll never forget Scott.

07/12/00: Spencer Pobanz - nspobanz@aol.com
In the 80's my folks were stationed all over the world. In 83-84 we were in Ankara Turkey. From all the American and Canadian teenagers stuck overseas during their youth, thank you for the one true connecting line to home... The Music! Although I never managed to meet the band I did see them twice. All of Loverboy's music is like a time line of our lives. Thanks guys and keep rockin. My condolences to family,friends and band.

07/12/00: Angie - kesslerangie@uswest.net
Words cannot express the distress at hearing the news about Scott late last week. I kept hoping and praying he
would be found safe and sound. Alas, it was not to be. God's plan is in the works, it's in His hand's now. I've been a
Loverboy fan for twenty years now, they were my first concert! I've only seen them about three or four times in concert and never did get to meet the boys, but their music
has been the soundtrack of my life! Cranking Strike Zone in my car, playing air drums to It Don't Matter, crying over
lost loves to Destination Heartbreak...the stories could go on!

Thoughts and many prayers go out to Scott's family and friends, and of course to his musical soul brothers Mike,
Doug, Paul and Matt. You guys shaped a generation!!

GOD'S SPEED, SCOTT!!!!



THE DASH


I read of a reverend who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend.
He referred to the dates on his tombstone from the beginning...to the end.
He noted that first came the date of his birth and spoke of the following date with tears.
But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth,
And now only those who loved him know what that line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own; the cars, the house, the cash.
What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard, are there things you'd like to chage?
For you never know how much time is left.(You could be at mid-dash range)
If we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real,
And always try to understand the way other people feel
And be less quick to anger, and show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect, and more often wear a smile,
Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read with your life's actions to rehash....
Would you be pleased with the things they say about how you spent your dash?

Angie

07/12/00: Patricia Beninato - PTBeninato@aol.com
Loverboy was and is one of my favorite bands, so it was with horror that I read of the tragic accident that took the life of Scott Smith. Scott was sort of the resident Renaissance man of Loverboy--very well-read, a great sense of humor, with a lot of varied interests. I was fortunate to meet and speak with him at some length after a show in Lexington, KY in 1998, and he had me laughing almost the entire time. My deepest condolences to his two sons, Spencer and Brandon, to Yvonne, and to the rest of Loverboy. He will be missed.

07/12/00: Peter Theodorellis - waywardson@altavista.net
Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies to the families and friends of Scott Smith. We will miss you. Your music will resonate throughout eternity.

Peter

07/12/00: Debbie Housman - DAHousman@aol.com
My most heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. I'm so sad over this. He will truly be missed.

I met Scott a few years ago when Loverboy first started touring again at the Club Bene in NJ. He was by far the nicest and funniest of the band members. Scott was so kind to us and really seemed to enjoy -- and truly appreciate -- all of the attention. He was always the most animated on stage and such fun to watch. You could just see how much he loved to perform.

Now, when I look at his autograph, not only will I continue to get a smile on my face because it will remind me of that night and of the human being he was, but I will also feel a little tug on my heart because of his untimely passing. He was taken from all of us way too soon and something tells me that Scott had a hell of a lot more that he wanted to share with us. ;-)

I betcha Heaven is rockin' a little harder now that he's there. :-)

Debbie Housman

06/12/00: Shane - Rcknrlsr24@aol.com
I saw Loverboy in concert several times and still to this day enjoy their music. This is a terrible loss. My condolences go out to everyone who was close to Scott. May God be with you all.

06/12/00: Michelle - reno69@prodigy.net
I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO SAY......SCOTTY WAS A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE,I WILL MISS EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM....HE HAS ADDED SO MUCH TO MY LIFE..I HOPE EVERYONE CAN FIND SOLENCE IN THE FACT THAT HE TOUCHED SO MANY PEOPLES LIFES...MICHELLE

06/12/00: Barbara Laughon - paws2purr@earthlink.net
May God bless you in this difficult time and may the joy Scott brought to your lives always reside in your hearts.

06/12/00: mike van ockenburg - m.ockenburg@wxs.nl
My thoughts go out to his family and the members of the band. He gave me a lot of rockin´hours.
He´ll be missed.

see you on the flip-side,

Mike
the Netherlands

06/12/00: John Kontas - Badco97@aol.com
I was fortunate enough to have met Scott once. He took the time to talk with me about the music business, and life in general. He was a great guy. You'll be missed Scott! You'll never be far from our hearts and our cd players. To Scott's Family- I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy.
Scott- I know your up there jamming away! we'll miss you!
John

06/12/00: Eddie White - bannsider2000@yahoo.com
I'd just like to offer my condolences to the family and band members of Scott,never had the pleasure of meeting the man,seen the band rock the Kings Hall in Belfast with Def Leppard in the 80's,great show.Really sad,I hope the family gets closure soon,and Loverboy,you got to keep it going.
Northern Ireland fan!

06/12/00: Jolene - jolenek@compuserve.com
My heart, my love, my prayers and condolences go out to Scott's family, Shirley, Brandon and Spencer, his friends and fans, Lou, Gail and all of you at office, Danny, Jerry, Bob, Mike, Paul, Doug, Matt and especially Yvonne. My eyes are still filled with tears, I am so sorry. I can't imagine what everyone is going through right now. I spent so much time with some of you this year, I think of all of you as my friends, including Scott. He was a wonderful person and touched all of our lives in different ways. He was always so nice to me, I will never forget him. My thoughts are with all of you. Scott....I will miss you!
Love, Jolene

06/12/00: JEFF CONNELLY - jscrocks
Prayers to the famely he was a great bass player I live in mississippi and have seen 2 times whith zebra a lot of fans will miss himgod will bless you AMEN JEFF

06/12/00: Joy - lepage203@aol.com
It's so difficult to find the right things to say at times like this. It's a terrible tragedy to have lost such a talented, young, bassist like Scott. I've been a Loverboy fan for what seems like forever...and always will be, too. My deepest condolences to his friends and family. God Bless.

06/12/00: Angelo Gallotta - agallotta@excite.com
From my heart to his family are my deepest sympathies. When you can think back to a day when someone has brought you some
pleasure or enjoyment in this short time on earth, you then realize the great loss to us all. He is not forgotten. God bless him.

06/12/00: Wendy - mwbuterbaugh@pa.net
I would like to sned out my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Scott, to Mike, Doug, Paul and Matt, and to all the fans who are deeply saddened by this tragic accident. I was blessed to have met Scott and he was truly a great guy!! My heart truly breaks over this news. May God be with all who are heartbroken over this horrific news.

Wendy

06/12/00: Joe Chaves - joech66@aol.com
My prayers go out to Scott's family. I as well as a few of my friends that are Loverboy fans will be saying a few prayers for Scott. He will be missed.

06/12/00: chris schilling - caschilling64@yahoo.com
I was sorry to read of the untimely death of Steve. I was always a big fan of Loverboy and just saw them on there last tour here in the states. My deepest condolences go out to the Smith family, friends and bandmates. May God Bless you all and keep you safe!

06/12/00: Ward Pike - wardpike@yahoo.com
To whoever is left with the empty void that such a loss creates;

I feel for you, having experienced great losses of my own. Just trust in your maker to get you through and rely on the love and support of those close to you.

As for eulogizing Scott, add my voice to those who would say that Scott and his band created real uplifting music in the happiest days of recent memory. I really was lovin' every minute of it.

God be with you,

Ward Pike
St. John's
Newfoundland

06/12/00: Gia Anderson - giarules@hotmail.com
This is a very sad time in the rock and roll world. Loverboy was always one of my favorite bands. My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to Scott's family and bandmates.

06/12/00: Wil Engemann - wilvisdillon@ hotmail.com
I will just simply state that I am sorry to all Friends and Family. Having been the right age for the world's introduction
to Loverboy, they are part of my life's history. I will never
forget the Loverboy/Dokken concert of my youth in Northern Michigan; I will never forget my girlfriend at the time; and I
will never forget the musicians who made that time in my life
worth living. All I can say is thank you Scott for being a
part of it all.

06/12/00: Joely Austin - jaustin4@chw.edu
To Scott's family my god be with you, to help you through this tragedy. My hopes and prayers are with you. I will never forget the man who was in the band that I adored, then and still do now. To the guys in the band, hold you head high and keep playing, Scott would have wanted you too.

Joely Austin
Las Vegas

06/12/00: Vic Campos Jr. - atfbl@Hotmail.com
Scott helped create the sound for one of my favorite high school bands.
Seen the "boys" in Des Moines, Iowa Jam 1981 and Ames, Iowa 1993.
Thanks for the memories of my youth!
My condolences to all who are associated.

06/12/00: Kim Bartlett - leftfield11@home.com
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Scott Smith.
I have been a fan for 20 years. Just recently my best friend Maria who introduced me to the great music of Loverboy 20 years ago and I had the pleasure to meet all of the members of the band. It was a very special day that I will always treasure. Scott will always have a special memory in my heart for all the special memories that he and the band have brought me through the years. God Bless you Scott. Kim Bartlett, Indianapolis, IN.

06/12/00: Jennifer - jenjovi@aol.com
When I found out about this Sunday night, I was in complete and total shock. I don't want to beleive this actually happened. I grew up on Loverboy's music through my sister. I was 5 years old when "Working for the Weekend" first came out and now I'm 24 and still a big fan. I've seen them in concert about 5 times and met them. After one concert I got to go backstage and Scott was such a sweet, sweeet man. He was cracking me up and trying to calm me down from being so excited to hang out with them. Scott will surely be missed and my sympathies go to his family, friends, Yvonne and Mike,Doug,Paul and Matt. RIP Scott.....I will miss you.

06/12/00: Brendan - bfirem@hotmail.com
Condolences. He will be missed.

06/12/00: Shannon - alwayssmiling71@yahoo.com
My heart is filled with sadness right now...It just doesn't seem possible that this man who is so important to all of us is gone...My thoughts and prayers go out to Scott's family, friends, and all the boys in the band...We love and will miss Scott very much...

05/12/00: R. B. - lineoffire@theglobe.com
My first concert. I have been a true fan of the band since they debuted in the early eighties. My sincere condolences to family, friends and bandmates. God bless.

05/12/00: Sharan Volin - sharan@rockersonline.com
I was so sorry to hear the news today. I will always remember meeting him back on their Lovin' Every Minute Of It Tour, when he was nice enough to give me their management's phone number when I asked about getting an interview for my High School newspaper. The next night when I saw them in concert I was lucky enough to be close to the stage, and he saw me at one point and winked at me, and it's a moment I'll never forget. I was fortunate enough to meet him again at another concert a couple of years ago and even got my picture taken with him, which I hope to get up on my web site soon. He was a great guy and will definitely be missed!

05/12/00: Lisa Stack - lisasleafs@yahoo.com
My condolences go out to Scott's family, friends, fiance, bandmates and fans. Words cannot really express saddened I am
by this loss. Having lost my mother as a teenager, my heart truly breaks for Brandon and Spencer - I know what you are
going through. Take strength from your family and friends in this difficult time. May you all take some small comfort in
knowing that Scott touched so many lives. Through his music and through his kind, friendly, outgoing, caring spirit. He will
forever live on in his music. I'll miss you!

05/12/00: Gerry De Cicco - gerardo@anduccis.com
My thoughts and prayers go out to Scott's family and the Loverboy extended family. Thank you for the wonderful musical memories.

05/12/00: Colleen and Kathy McKeone - kscm@msn.com
Our sincere and deepest sympathy to Scott's family,fiancee and friends. He was always a happy and friendly person, we all will miss him greatly. Time will help heal! To Matt,Doug,Mike and Paul the music will come again in time, you'll see. Kansas City

05/12/00: Lisa Hall - Echo278@webtv.net
I am writing this with such a heavy heart, To Scott's Family his sons,Yvonne, Mike, Paul, Matt, Doug and all who loved him, I am so sorry for your loss, I can't say enough about Scott he touched my life as he did so many others, he alway took time to talk with me, I didn't feel like a fan I felt like a friend. I will always see his smile, that something about him I will never forget. Last time I saw him he wanted to take a picture of his favorite girls, he said, isn't it funny, usually it was me taking pictures of him but that time it was the other way around. So somewhere he has a picture of Linda, Yvonne, and I I'm proud he thought that much of us to want to have it. Scott, will live on in my heart as he will in yours. Thank you for letting me tell you how I feel.

05/12/00: Queen Bee - tyrannosaurusb_tch@hotmail.com
You know, I only got to meet and hang out with Scott once. It was in Vegas and my friend(and his), Belinda Thomas introduced me to him and we all hung out until the wee hours of the morning. In that short span of time I learned about his kids, his boat and his friends. He managed to embarass me in front of Mike Reno (a childhood idol), he made me laugh until my sides hurt, and he even gave me a guitar pin, right off of his shirt, when I commented that I liked it and that I played the guitar very badly. He told me to keep practicing and to send him a tape when my band was together again. It's always those small special moments that you treasure so deeply in your heart. I was shocked and I felt punched in the gut when I got the message from Belinda that he had fallen off of his beloved boat and had not been found. Tonight I will take out that guitar pin and I will hold it tight and pray for him and his family and hope that wherever he is, he is safe and with God. My deepest sympathies to Scott's family and friends. ----Queen Bee

05/12/00: Dave - beantownball@yahoo.com
Sorry to hear of the terrible loss of Scott, hopefully his body will be found so that he can rest properly in peace. I saw Loverboy in concert in the 80's and enjoyed the show. Scott will be missed.

05/12/00: Gina - mgdc@juno.com
I don't know where to begin to find the words to express my sadness. Scott and the Band have been a huge part of my life for 20 years. I give to Scott, his family, bandmates, and friends my thoughts and prayers. Love and miss you Mr. Bass Player!!

05/12/00: Suzan - marian1967@hom.com
This is so hard to believe. I'm having a hard time accepting it every time I hear it.
I have been a fan since 1982 and I was always proud of them for being from my own hometown. Loverboy was the very first concert I ever attended (I was 15). That was 18 years ago and I still remember the night to this day. While all my girlfriends were frantic over Mike, Scott was my favourite, which is why it makes it all that much harder to take.
To his family.. may the sorrow ease with each passing day and be replaced with wonderful memories. And to the rest of the band.. take comfort in the fact that you had one of the most talented bass players anyone could want.
My condolences to you all.
Rest in peace, Scott... you will be sadly missed.

05/12/00: Ronnie Chavez - c68ter@aol.com
I am so sorry to hear the bad news. Loverboy was the last 8track that I bought and still have to this day. Steve, God Bless we'll miss you very much, you rocked bud. To the family ,God Bless and stand proud cause Scott was a GIANT.

05/12/00: A.J. Fisher - ajjourney@hotmail.com
My heartfelt prayers go out to Scott's family, friends, and of course bandmates. Loverboy has been one of my favorites for years and it saddens me to hear of his passing.

05/12/00: Nelson Beach - Nelsbmusicman@aol.com
I was really shocked when I heard about Scott. I have been listening to Loverboy since I was about 3-4 years old, I am 21 now.Loverboy is my favorite band and always have been. I met them in '95 in Louisville KY.To Scott's family,friends,other fans,and the guys in Loverboy. You have my deepest sympathies.

05/12/00: Cherie - CHERBERR@AOL.COM
I had the pleasure of meeting Scott in September in Syracuse, New York. What a great guy. He was a true talent in his field, and one that will be greatly missed by all of us. To fellow band members, please rock on in his memory. I think that's what he would want. To his family, my prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing Scott with us. Love and prayers, Cherie

05/12/00: MARY NOBLE - RYAN99@IX.NETCOM.COM
A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. LOVERBOY WAS AND IS MY FAVORITE BAND. I DISCOVERED THEM WHEN I WAS 14 AND HAVE BEEN HOOKED EVER SINCE. I HAVE MANY HAPPY MEMORIES OF SEEING THEM IN CONCERT WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER. SCOTT WILL BE MISSED, LOVERBOY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF LOVERBOY.

05/12/00: R. Jorgensen - rjorgensen@mnlife.com
Family, Band Members & Fellow Fans,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. As you can tell from this board Loverboy (& Scott) had a major impact on our lives through music. In 1982, I saw my first concert: Loverboy & Donnie Iris - that show changed me - I love rock and roll because of Loverboy.

I have seen them 8 times over the years and they have never let me down. Scott was an awesome musician and will be missed - especially when hearing the intro to "Turn Me Loose".

I hope Sony releases "Live, Loud & Loose" soon to celebrate Scott's life and continue his legacy - the fans will never forget him...or Loverboy!

RJ

05/12/00: Roger E. Dillon - Rogeredillon@aol.com
I am sorry for your loss. I have been a fan of Loverboy since I first saw them in concert in 1983. I finally had an opportunity to meet the band on August 27, 2000 after they played in downtown Indianapolis. While all of the band members were polite and approachable, Scott was the one who took the most time to talk. He answered my questions regarding the upcoming live album and was very patient and considerate. While I did not know him on a personal leval, he left a very good first impression with me and my wife.

05/12/00: Teresa - teb1962@aol.com
My prayers go out to Scott's family at this difficult time. I will say a special prayer for you all tonight.

05/12/00: Melissa - justagirl928@aol.com
Its takin' me all day to sign this and I still do not know what to say. I've met Scott a number of times over the past few years and he was one of the sweetest people I ever met. He will never be forgotten! I'll miss ya Scottie! For his family, friends and Yvonne my deepest condolences & God Bless.

05/12/00: Stacey Johnson - lex2174@msn.com
Mike, Paul, Doug, Matt, Brandon, Spencer, & Scott's family and friends: I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God give you the strength to move forward and be at peace knowing that Scott is in a very safe place. I have been a fan of Loverboy since I was 7 years old and I always thought that Scott was a great musician. Even though I never knew Scott, I feel like I lost a friend. Again, I am very truly sorry and I hope that God will help you all through this very horrible time.

Scott, we will miss you!

Love,
Stacey

05/12/00: Nancy MacDonald - nnancymac@cs.com
To Scott's family and friends, I would like to offer my prayers and sincerest condolence. I am so sorry for this tragedy. I have been a huge fan of Loverboy since high school, and was so honored to see them again and meet them this summer. Scott made the effort to come out on stage after the concert and talk to his fans and sign our tickets. What a kind and talented person and a true loss to the world. I am filled with such sadness for this and I hope his friends and family know how much he will be missed and how much he added to so many people's lives. Take care and God Bless you all.
Nancy MacDonald

05/12/00: Tamara - tami.short@eudoramail.com
My heartfelt condolences to Scott's family, and friends and Sometimes people come into our lives and quickly go, others stay awhile and leave footprints in our hearts. Scott left many footprints on the hearts of many. At a time like this, there are no words, only love. May our (the fans) love surround you and bring you some comfort in knowing how much he was liked, loved and admired. Tamara

05/12/00: Tommy Cannervall - cannervall@telia.com
My deepest sympathy goes out to Scott´s family and friends.
May the lord be with you in this tragic moment.
Scott will be missed for all time. May he rest in peace.

05/12/00: Kat - skykat1@hotmail.com
I used to help run a Loverboy fan club in the early 80's with some friends called Canadian Correspondence and had the opportunity to meet the band 3 times, and see them many more, most recently in Billings, MT. It was a thrill to see the original band back together again!! I feel so blessed to have been able to attend that show. I am deeply saddened to hear about Scott. Loverboy and their music were my life as a young teenager. Everytime I hear one of their songs, the memories return. I thank Scott and the entire band for those memories and the legacy of their music. My heartfelt sympathies go out to Scott's family, friends, and fellow Loverboy bandmates. Keep rockin' boys! Don't let the music die. Scott will forever live on that way. God bless.

05/12/00: Davin Addison - dixierock@hotmail.com
I am very sad and shocked to hear this horrible news. i was actaully looking to see if there was any news on a new Loverboy cd! As one of my very favorite musicians as well as bass player, and Loverboy being one of my favorite all time bands, this is an extremely sad day for me. Scott will greatly be missed! Thanks for all that you've done and all the terrific music you created! Davin

05/12/00: PETE MENDILLO - Playloudprod@aol.com
I have had the fortune to have talked to scott a few times when I was on the road with Jimi Jamison... Scott was a person that would talk to you no matter how tired he was.He was a great person as well as a great musician...My prayers go out to Scott...and his family...Friends, and Band...My deepest sympathys...god bless PETE

05/12/00: Ann Cuthbert - a116560@sssnet.com
My heart is very heavy today. Loverboy has been it for me since 1982. This group got me through rough times with their uplifting music, they always just want people to have a good time. Turn Me Loose will never be played the same again. I met Scott on a couple of occasions and as everyone has said he was always so nice to everyone. My 8 year old daughter was able to tell him this summer that he was her favorite of the band, he put his hands on her shoulders and told her that was "so sweet" then he signed her shirt. I will never forget him and my deepest condolences and prayers go out to Donna,Spencer,Brandon,Yvonne,Bill,Paul,Doug,Mike,Matt and of course Scott's mother,brother and sister. God Bless you and keep you.
Ann

05/12/00: Doug Hatfield - genesis@kindintentions.com
To Scotts family,,,I will be praying that Scott will be found,,so that there can be a time of morning and later an ability to move forward in life knowing his body was found. I am sorry for your loss and encourage you not to give up. May the Lord bring peace and healing to your lives.

05/12/00: Amy Good & Dorothy Metzger - amy.good@ncr.com
We would like to express our condolences first and foremost to all who knew Scott best, his family, fiancee, his management (Gail, thanks for the call back), and of course, Paul, Mike, Matt and Doug. We also had the pleasure of meeting Scott over the past few years and feel like we've lost a member of our own family. He will be missed greatly. What more can we say.....

Dorothy and Amy (DAYTON OH LOVES YOU!)

05/12/00: Michael Rule - MRULE@aol.com
Please accept my condolences to the family of Scott Smith. Words alone are never comforting. Please realize that his contributions to our lives will never be forgotten. I am sure Scott would want the band to continue. By keeping Loverboy alive, you keep Scott Smith alive.

05/12/00: John Weghorst - hlwjw@yahoo.com
What a terrible thing to happen... Warmest regards to the family.

God bless.

05/12/00: Kristen Sagan - Wamakr3@aol.com
I was saddened to hear about the news about Scott "Stal" Smith.
My condolences and prayers for Scott's family, Yvonne, and his
Loverboy bandmates. Words can't tell you how sorry I am right
now, Rock on Scott, you were the best bass player in the whole
world.

05/12/00: Karen & Terry - bowenc1@hotmail.com
Biggest fans since 84.FINALLY met them July 00. What a nice guy.
Heart goes out to family and band. Destination Heartbreak

05/12/00: Colleen Georgantas - Bandrode@aol.com
I feel very blessed for the time i was able to spend with Scottie...he will always be one of the coolest guys you could ever meet. My heart goes out to Mike..Mattie..Paul...Doug..Al..Danny..Lou..Bob..Jerry... Shirley...Donna....Yvonne...Spencer...Brandon...Gail...and everyone else who loves and will miss Scottie...as i will. Goodbye my friend...Love Coll ... in Phoenix Az.

05/12/00: Rosa Lee - RNRL7064@aol.com
Scott you be missed more than you know. I too grew up loving Loverboy and had the pleasure of meeting Loverboy in '95. Scott became my firend in '95, I did not look at him anymore like he was this famous person. He was not at all like that. He was a very kind, generous man. He always took the time out to speak to a fan/friend. You could not ask for a better person to be in heaven. Although Scott will be missed, he left many memories for alot of people to cheerish. I am very blessed to have a friend like Scott. God Bless Shirley Smith and her family,Mike, Paul, Doug, Matt, Yvonne, Brandon, Spencer, Lou, Gail, Jennifer, Donna and everyone else who was touched by Scott. I love you Scott and I will miss you forever.
Love, Rosa Lee

05/12/00: Vic Rivera - var@owendavis.com
To the family and friends of Scott Smith - you have my deepest sympathy. I can only hope that time will assuage your grief.

Sincerely,

Vic Rivera

05/12/00: Joseph Gilreath - Elpforever@aol.com
I had the good fortune to see Loverboy in concert back in 1994 and I got to chat with Scott for a little bit after the show. He was a real down-to-earth nice guy and I enjoyed being able to talk to him. The band was looking for a new label and I gave them the number of my cousin who was senior VP of marketing at Uni Distribution (which owned Geffen and MCA). When I read about Scott this weekend I was devastated and haven't been able to get it out of my mind. God Bless you Scott, and may He always be with your family and bandmates.

05/12/00: janet - girlrebel@mailcity.com
To the family of Scott, his band mates and fans, not sure what to say other than I'm truely sorry for the loss of one of the best damn bass players on earth. My heart is sad and I'm really gonna miss you Scott, you were always nice to me the times I got to meet you. Loverboy will not be the same without you. Thanks for the music.

05/12/00: Paul morgan - pmorgan@vrinter.net
I,m so sorry for your loss, god bless scott his family and friends, may he help them get over this terrible loss, but may they know that scott touched a lot of people and did make a diffrence.

05/12/00: Cenk Eroglu - hydra1@superonline.com
Dear Scott,
Rest in peace, always loved your playing and your music...
you'll live forever in our hearts...
"This could be the night" will always in my heart...

Istanbul/Turkey
C.Eroglu

05/12/00: MICHAEL MORROW - MRMORROW@MMM.COM
To the friends, fans, and family of Scott Smith, I am deeply sorry to hear the news. I am thankful for the music of Loverboy and the many opportunites I had to see them, including my last show in Irvine, CA on September 7th, 2000. Scott, Thanks for the memories. Rock in Peace.

05/12/00: Bob Duda - swwdrummer@msn.com
My prayers are with the friends & family of Scott during this very rough time. His memory will always remain as long as the music keeps playing.

05/12/00: Bill - fooligan85@hotmail.com
Sorry to hear that,it is very sad.:(

05/12/00: Bobby Primm - drummachine@aol.com
Man life is so short, but in this one, Scott got the chance that most people don't..Reach People...That's a gift from god or whoever..Scott u will be missed..
P.S. We know there will be a reunion in heaven for Loverboy with Scott someday..Rest in peace Scott..

05/12/00: Corrina - ccarter@plainvillepd.org
Just wanted Scott's family, bandmates, and friends to know that my thoughts are with you during this horrific time. While nothing but time can ease your pain, please take solace in knowing that Scott's talent brought so much happiness to so many. I feel fortunate to have talked with him several times this past summer, he truly was a wonderful person. Take care of yourselfs and each other.....

05/12/00: Ronald Dekker - ronald@rockdog.demon.nl
When I look at the end, I understand that we've got livin'to do.

Scott has gone to a better place. I wish all his family the best in times to come.

05/12/00: Tom Snellgrove - tom6stng@bellsouth.net
as a young kid growing up I listened to Loverboy, I have seen them several times in concert and was an admirer of his. I too play bass professionally and am saddened by this tradjedy. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

05/12/00: Graham Fenn - aorqna@hotmail.com
To Scotts family - Don't give up hope. You keep looking. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you as it does to all of Scott's friends, including his band mates. If he has left this place he will be missed very much. His memory however will live on in all those that have been touched by him. I never met Scott but have always been a fan of his band Loverboy and feel he touched me with his playing, and I feel very honoured by that. What more can be said. To all - Be strong.

04/12/00: Ellen Graham - ambereno@fdn.com
My sincere condolences to all of Scott's family and to the Loverboy, you are in my prayers. he will be deeply missed by all. i will never forget you, thanks for the wonderful music you gave to everyone. my deepest sympathies.

04/12/00: Antal Horvath - ahorvath@ozemail.com.au
What does one say when such a tragedy occurs? I along with the many fans of Loverboy are shocked and saddened by this tragedy. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends. We'll miss you terribly, but our loss is heaven's gain. Never stop rockin' Scott.

04/12/00: Tommy Fiore - Hittmann98@Aol.Com
TO THE FAMILY OF SCOTT SMITH.
I AM TRULY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THIS TRAGERDY. MAY YOU BE STRONG AT THIS TIME HARD TIME. MAY GOD BLESS AND LOOK OVER YOU.

TOMMY FIORE

04/12/00: Christian Turner - scturn@yahoo.com
What a devastating tragedy...one that I won't belittle by trying to sum up with words. Not only as a fan, but, also, as someone who had the pleasure of meeting Scott a few years ago, I feel personally affected by this terrible loss. May God be with his family, friends & fans...We "loved every minute that Scott had to offer us." Rest in Peace.

04/12/00: Tammy - Drm2far99@aol.com
I have lost many people in my life that meant a lot to me, I know the pain that you feel. It is something that hurts and there is no cure. But the one thing that helped me is to know they are always in my heart and never more than a thought away. It is always a very hard time to let go of someone you love. But know he is in a better place waiting to see you someday again. Remember his smile and his musical talent that brought so much joy and happines to others. And know that you are in my prayers tonight. My God Bless you and your family. Hugs, Tammy (WebMaster for Jimi Jamisons Place)

04/12/00: Nick - IamNIKOLAS@AOL.COm
My sincere condolences to Scotts family. Loverboy is an awesome band and his musicianship will be missed. But, his memory remains!

04/12/00: tim ratcliff - timmrat@yahoo.com
....to all concerned my true and sincere condolonces to the smith family....as a devoted loverboy fan i can only say it is truly sad indeed that we say goodbye to another bass player from one of my all time favorite bands (RIP also B.O.). Peace to you Scott; I feel that you are in a better place and will pray for the members of your family who are still with us....Timrat

04/12/00: Linda B, Edmonton ,Alberta Canada - KevinBerghs@Sprynet.com
I am not quite sure what to say at a time like this, it is so very sad. My heart goes out to everyone who knew Scott.... family, friends, Paul, Mike Matt and Doug. I pray with everything in me that God will be with you all and help keep you strong. I have been a LOVERBOY fan my whole life and I feel like I have lost a member of my own family.
We are very lucky to have been blessed by such a talented man, he made alot of people smile and touched alot of hearts over the years with his guitar. Scott we will miss you deeply, God bless you all and know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

With much Love and lots of ((HUGS))
Linda B

04/12/00: James J. Quinn - jamesjquinn@msn.com
I saw Loverboy this summer in Albany, NY, with all the original members. They were awesome! Scott Smith had a smile on his face from start to finish. May the Lord comfort your family during this tragic time.

04/12/00: Cheryl Ann Battista - Cheryl@cableone.net
I just want to say that I will put Scott and his family in my prayers..God bless.

04/12/00: Jimmy - RUInTheMoment@aol.com
Words are useless at this point in time, just know that Scott touched many people through his music and his temperment. I had the pleasure of Scott and Yvonnes company not too long ago and will keep with me forever his optimistic and almost childlike outlook on life. God bless you Scott and may God grant strength to the family during this tragic time.

04/12/00: Pat O'Leary - Paddyo317@aol.com
Your music was the sountrack of my youth. A generation will mourn and miss you. God Bless you Scott.

04/12/00: Kenneth Jones - vctylane24@cox-internet.com
I am lost for words in how sad this news is to myself and everyone who has ever had the immense pleasure of being a Loverboy fan or music fan in general. I wish to extend sincere condolences to Scott's family(his sons Spencer and Brandon and his fiancee') His bandmates Mike, Paul, Doug and Matt and all his friends. May God be with you all in this time of unbelievable loss. And most of all God Bless Scott.For he will forever remain in our hearts and souls :-( Thanks Scott for all your years of talent. You will be greatly missed!Keep rockin' in heaven!

04/12/00: Johan Nylen - aormusic@hotmail.com
My thoughts goes to Scott's family and frends.
I'll light a candel for you and send a pray.
my deepest sympathies...
Johan Nylen (Sweden)

04/12/00: Deb Achten and Michelle Layne - debbieoke31@yahoo.com
We are deeply honored to have known such an incredible person. We will always treasure the memories of spending time back stage with Scotty after many Loverboy concerts. He had a fun-loving sense of humor,happy-go-lucky smile and a heart of gold. He always spoke so fondly of his children and Yvonne. He was ever so proud of his red guitar with "Vonnie" printed on the back of it. Our deepest condolences to the family and the rest of the band. We love you Scotty! Always, Debbie and Michelle in Kansas City.

04/12/00: Sheri - Reno58@aol.com
I'm really sorry for your loss, I got the pleasure of meeting him back in 1997 and got to be friends w/ him and the rest of the band. I'm in complete shock over this.

My condolences to all of you on your loss.

We love ya Scott and we'll miss you lots!!

Sheri

04/12/00: Oscar Montezuma - oscar.montezuma@pe.andersenlegal.com
Really is amazing how you get identified with a band and maybe you never met them members!
My name is Oscar Montezuma (22), i am a strong Peruvian fan of Loverboy.
Please receive my condolences from a fan in South America who always followed the band, and went excited every time Mike and Scott rocked the house. A big applause for one of the creators of a band that marked a style in music. Scott you live forever in the hearts of AOR fans. Rest in Peace.

From Peru with love,

OSCAR MONTEZUMA

04/12/00: Adam Winkler - jwinkler@jcn.net
I am extremely saddened by this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Smith family in this time of crisis. Scott Smith and his bandmates in Loverboy created amazing music during their long career. Loverboy's music brought joy and happiness to thousands of fans the world over. Scott will live on in the hearts of music fans and radio listeners everywhere for all time. Again, you have all my hopes for a positive future.
Sincerely, Adam Winkler, a fan of the music and the man.

04/12/00: Robert - rpaslawski@home.com
RIP, Scott,you will be missed.
Robert

04/12/00: Andrea - lovrboyrox@alwaysandforever.co.uk
VERY sad to hear of this tragedy. My heart is breaking. So proud to have been able to get to know Scott over the last five years. He was a very special blessing in my life.
Scott was a very talented, genuine, intelligent and sweet man. I will miss him always.
My thoughts, love and prayers go out to his family, friends and Mike, Paul, Doug and Matt and Lou Blair management, and to Loverboy fans everywhere.

04/12/00: Anita Santarossa - anitabunny@hotmail.com
I am sorry for your tragic loss and send my deepest sympathy to all the friends and family of Scott Smith. I was one of the lucky ones that had the pleasure of being at Loverboy’s last appearance at the charity concert in Vancouver last weekend for Juvenile Diabetes. It was for a great cause, an awesome concert and we were ‘Loving every minute of it’. He will be greatly missed

04/12/00: eduardo arredondo delgado - earre45@hotmail.com

Scott Smith was a great musician

04/12/00: Gert - gert_m@mail.tele.dk
As a longtime Loverboy fan im sorry to
hear the sad news.My thoughts go to his
family.
R.I.P.

04/12/00: Michael Handy - Leftoverture7@aol.com
May the Lord be with you and your family as you try to deal with this tragedy. Please know that you're in the prayers of many.

04/12/00: David Caram - Twolockers@aol.com
Your talents will be greatly missed.You and your bandmates have been a great influence on many of us growing up in the 80's rock era. My heart goes out to your family and friends.

04/12/00: jeff - rockersrevenge1@webtv.net
another loss for our genre`
by anther great rock band...

04/12/00: Robby Steinhardt-Kansas - RESNEF@aol.com
To Mike, Paul, Matt and Dougie-My God. I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was an amazing wonderful guy. I am reeling at this news, having just seen it this morning. If there is anything I or my band mates can do, please don't hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at this address or at 800-283-0760 Again, my deepest sympathies......Robby

04/12/00: AORfan - r0x0r@grindcore.com
Bummer, dude.

03/12/00: KIM DOERRBECKER - LOVRBYFAN@AOL.COM
MIKE,MATT,DOUG,PAUL, SCOTT'S FAMILY, SPENCER AND BRANDON. MANAGEMENT, GAIL, AND JENNIFER.
I AM TERRIBLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS! PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM ALWAYS AND WILL BE THINKING OF YOU DURING THIS TIME. I SEND TO YOU MY PRAYERS, AND CONDOLENCES. I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT KNOWING WHAT TO WRITE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT I AM THINKING OF ALL OF YOU AND SCOTT TOO!!!


YVONNE & FAMILY,
I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD WRITE YOU TO TELL YOU HOW SORRY I AM.
YOU DON'T KNOW ME, BUT I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD DROP YOU AN EMAIL TO LET YOU KNOW THAT MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR DAUGHTER. I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE MET THE BAND, AND YVONNE, WHEN THEY WERE IN THE NY. AND NJ. AREA. ALTHOUGH I NEVER INTRODUCED MYSELF TO YOUR DAUGHTER, I KNEW WHO SHE WAS. IT WAS SO VERY OBVIOUS THE LOVE THEY HAD FOR EACH OTHER. AGAIN, MY WHOLE HEARTED CONDOLENCES FOR ALL OF YOU HAVING TO FACE THIS HORRIBLE ORDEAL.
I THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS, AND I AGAIN, I'M SORRY.
KIM. FOREVERLOVERBOY

03/12/00: Tanya Westerman - regen@bigfoot.com
My heart aches for the family and friends of Scott Smith, and please know that the many of us who loved Scott and his music will always keep him alive in our hearts. <br>
Rock on, Scott. We'll miss you.