“At this time is a tragic day,” wrote Man Fieri, whereas NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick stated, “You have been a tremendous soul and shall be deeply missed.”
Celebrities and followers alike are mourning the demise of Smash Mouth cofounder Steve Harwell, who handed away on Monday on the age of 56.
In response to TMZ, per Harwell’s supervisor, the musician — who was the lead singer of Smash Mouth till his retirement in 2021 — died on Monday morning at his Boise, Idaho residence because of liver failure following well being points stemming from alcohol abuse. The unhappy information got here simply in the future after TMZ reported that Harwell was receiving hospice care at this residence and was informed he solely had days to reside.
Following his passing, stars and Smash Mouth followers took to social media to pay tribute to Harwell.
The official Smash Mouth X (previously Twitter) account posted an announcement, writing, “Steve Harwell was a real American Authentic. A bigger than life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle. Steve shall be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned dedication to achieve the heights of pop stardom. Relaxation in peace realizing you aimed for the celebrities, and magically hit your goal. Relaxation simple.”
NSYNC members Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone each shared tributes on Instagram.
“Relaxation simple my pal. I am really sorry for the tough battle you needed to battle. You have been a tremendous soul and shall be deeply missed,” Kirkpatrick wrote alongside a photograph of Harwell.
“Identified this dude for a really very long time.. opened for NSync and even was my marriage ceremony singer at my marriage ceremony,” Fatone captioned his tribute, sharing a throwback shot of himself and Harwell collectively. “We had some good occasions ! Unhappy all issues should come to an finish and a few occasions too quickly because of issues which can be previous fixing as a result of an excessive amount of harm has been executed .. however let’s be actual its by no means too late! Hopefully folks on the market which can be coping with dependancy. get the appropriate assist that they want. Its a loopy world we reside in now ..pondering /praying for all … RIP Steve!”
Guy Fieri additionally mourned Harwell’s passing on Instagram, sharing a selfie of the 2 of them collectively.
“To my brutha Steve. RIP. At this time is a tragic day, I’ll miss my pal,” he captioned the publish.
In the meantime, Carson Daly shared not one, however two posts on Instagram, wherein he opened up about his friendship with Harwell. The TV host recalled his fond recollections of Harwell and Smash Mouth courting all the way in which again to when he first met the band in 1995.
Daly stated he final noticed Harwell again in 2016 when he carried out on the TODAY present. “We hugged like lengthy misplaced bros & received caught up on every others lives,” Daly wrote.
He ended his two-part heartfelt tribute by praising Harwell and shared how he’ll keep in mind the late musician.
“I will all the time keep in mind all of the laughs (Steve might have the room in stitches when he received on a roll, he was so fast witted) the gigs (I performed guitar on stage at a present I’ll always remember in San Jose) It was a magical time,” Daly wrote. “In higher days, Steve was a power of a frontman & lived the life of fifty males. He introduced pleasure to thousands and thousands along with his music and his legacy will fortunately reside on. I hope in his closing days & hours, surrounded by household & associates he discovered consolation. He is in a greater place now for certain. Thanks for the nice occasions Steve. You’re residence with little Presley now. Rejoice & Relaxation in peace. ❤️”
See extra tributes within the posts, beneath.
Harwell based Smash Mouth alongside Kevin Coleman, Paul De Lisle, and Greg Camp in 1994. The rock band — who rose to fame with their 1999 album, Astro Lounge — is finest identified for hits equivalent to “All Star,” “Then The Morning Comes,” and a canopy of The Monkees’ “I am a Believer,” which was featured on the Shrek soundtrack.
Harwell introduced his retirement in 2021 because of his many well being points.