Steve Harwell has died. The previous Smash Mouth singer handed away at his residence in Boise, Idaho, on Sept. 4, the band confirmed in a press release. He was simply 56 years previous.
“Steve Harwell was a real American Authentic. A bigger than life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle,” the band’s assertion on Instagram started. “Steve must be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned willpower to achieve the heights of pop stardom. And the truth that he achieved this near-impossible objective with very restricted musical expertise makes his accomplishments all of the extra outstanding. His solely instruments had been his irrepressible allure and charisma, his fearlessly reckless ambition, and his king-size cajones.”
The assertion continued, “Steve lived a 100% full-throttle life. Burning brightly throughout the universe earlier than burning out. Good evening Heevo Veev. Relaxation in peace figuring out you aimed for the celebs, and magically hit your goal.”
Steve was surrounded by household and associates in his closing moments, his rep instructed The Hollywood Reporter. “Steve’s legacy will stay on by way of the music,” the rep stated. “Steve’s iconic voice is without doubt one of the most recognizable voices from his era. He cherished the followers and cherished to carry out.” He’s survived by his fiancee, Annette, and a number of other siblings.
Sooner or later earlier than his dying, TMZ reported that the “All Star” singer was in hospice at residence. Steve had reportedly battled alcohol abuse all through his life and had reached the ultimate stage of liver failure. On the time of publication, the outlet claimed Steve solely had “days to stay.” Sadly, he would move away in the future later.
Steve had skilled critical well being points all through his life. Again in 2013, Steve was identified with cardiomyopathy and Wernicke encephalopathy. He additionally endured a traumatic loss. His son, Presley, died at 6 months in 2001 from acute lymphocytic leukemia.
The singer rose to fame when he based Smash Mouth in 1994. Steve was the band’s lead vocalist. The band had its breakout second within the late ’90s and early ’00s with the discharge of hits like “All Star” and their “I’m A Believer” cowl. Each of these songs had been notably featured on the Shrek soundtrack. Steve retired from music in 2021 attributable to ongoing well being points.