“In the present day is a tragic day,” wrote Man Fieri, whereas NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick stated, “You have been a tremendous soul and will likely be deeply missed.”
Celebrities and followers alike are mourning the loss of life of Smash Mouth cofounder Steve Harwell, who handed away on Monday on the age of 56.
In accordance with 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 dwelling as a result of liver failure following well being points stemming from alcohol abuse. The unhappy information got here simply someday after TMZ reported that Harwell was receiving hospice care at this dwelling and was informed he solely had days to stay.
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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 a press release, writing, “Steve Harwell was a real American Unique. A bigger than life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle. Steve will likely be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned willpower to succeed in the heights of pop stardom. Relaxation in peace realizing you aimed for the celebrities, and magically hit your goal. Relaxation straightforward.”
NSYNC members Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone each shared tributes on Instagram.
“Relaxation straightforward my good friend. I am actually sorry for the tough battle you needed to battle. You have been a tremendous soul and will likely be deeply missed,” Kirkpatrick wrote alongside a photograph of Harwell.
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“Recognized this dude for a really very long time.. opened for NSync and even was my wedding ceremony singer at my wedding 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 as a result of issues which might be previous fixing as a result of an excessive amount of harm has been achieved .. however let’s be actual its by no means too late! Hopefully individuals on the market which might be coping with habit. get the proper assist that they want. Its a loopy world we stay in now ..pondering /praying for all … RIP Steve!”
Man Fieri additionally mourned Harwell’s passing on Instagram, sharing a selfie of the 2 of them collectively.
“To my brutha Steve. RIP. In the present day is a tragic day, I’ll miss my good friend,” 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 relationship 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 at all times 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 pressure of a frontman & lived the life of fifty males. He introduced pleasure to hundreds of thousands together with his music and his legacy will fortunately stay on. I hope in his ultimate days & hours, surrounded by household & buddies he discovered consolation. He is in a greater place now for positive. Thanks for the nice occasions Steve. You’re dwelling 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 greatest 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 on account of his many well being points.