The New York Times experiences that former Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell has died on the age of 56.
The paper confirmed his demise at his Boise, Idaho dwelling with the band’s agent Robert Hayes, who didn’t give a selected reason behind demise.
Final night time, Robert additionally confirmed to People that Steve, who formally departed Smash Mouth two years in the past, had “a short while” left to life, and was “resting at dwelling being cared for by his fiancé and hospice care.”
“Though Steve is right here with us nonetheless, sadly it would solely be for a short while,” Robert beforehand stated within the assertion. “My solely extra remark is that we’d hope that folks would respect Steve and his household’s privateness throughout this troublesome time.”
Steve and Smash Mouth had been a reasonably large deal of their heyday, and even when you did not actively comply with the band in recent times, you had been undoubtedly conscious of their music.
The band’s 1997 single “Walkin’ on the Solar” was an enormous hit and was liable for the band’s debut album Fush Yu Mang going double-platinum.
Their 1999 follow-up Astro Lounge went triple-platinum and featured what might be the band’s most well-known hit at this level, “All Star” — which was featured in movies like Thriller Males and Shrek.
The Shrek associations did not finish there: Smash Mouth additionally lined the Monkees’ “I am a Believer” for the long-lasting animated movie’s soundtrack. The self-titled 2001 album it additionally appeared on went gold as nicely.
“Although Steve has not been with Smash Mouth for 2 years now, and the band continues to tour with new vocalist Zach Goode his legacy will stay on by means of the music,” Robert’s assertion additionally stated. “With Steve, Smash Mouth has bought over 10 million albums worldwide and topped the charts with two #1 hit singles, 5 Prime 40 singles, three Sizzling 100 singles, 4 Billboard 200 albums, and a Grammy nomination, to not point out the a whole bunch of movie and tv placements and naturally these musical options in Shrek!”
“Steve’s iconic voice is without doubt one of the most recognizable voices from his technology. Steve liked the followers and liked to carry out.”