Steve Harwell, Smash Mouth singer, dead at 56
According to Fox News Digital, Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell died at the age of 56.
In the early hours of Sept. 4, Harwell passed away peacefully at his home in Boise, Idaho. In a statement shared by a rep for Harwell, they wrote: “Steve Harwell was a true American Original.” Harwell had been suffering from liver failure and was in hospice care before his death. It was Steve’s unwavering focus and determination that brought him to the heights of pop stardom that made him a larger-than-life character who shot into the sky like a Roman candle. Amazingly, he achieved such an impossible goal with so little musical experience.”
His only tools were his irrepressible charm and charisma, his fearlessly reckless ambition, and his king-size drawers. Steve lived a 100% full-throttle life before burning out. Good night Heevo Veev. Rest in peace knowing you aimed for the stars and hit it.”
A representative for Harwell confirmed Sunday that he was on his deathbed suffering from liver failure.
“Steve is at home resting with his fiancé and receiving hospice care,” the band’s manager told Fox News Digital. He is surrounded by his family and friends.”
He also hoped that “people would respect Steve and his family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
The hit “All-Star,” which was also featured on the movie “Shrek” soundtrack, was nominated for a Grammy in 1994.
His manager told Fox News Digital that Steve has been retired from Smash Mouth for two years now. Nevertheless, Steve’s music will carry on his legacy.
His iconic voice is one of the most recognizable voices of his generation. Steve loved the fans and loved to perform.