In a heartbreaking headline, TMZ reported on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 3) that Smash Mouth founding member and unique frontman Steve Harwell is on his deathbed with “solely days to dwell.” Harwell is 56 years previous.
A supervisor related to him reportedly instructed TMZ that Harwell has reached the ultimate levels of liver failure and he has entered hospice at his dwelling. “Steve’s supervisor says he seemingly has solely per week or so to dwell,” TMZ noted.
CBS News confirmed the report with a consultant for Harwell, who additionally stated, “My solely further remark is that we might hope that individuals would respect Steve and his household’s privateness throughout this troublesome time.”
Almost two years in the past, Harwell introduced his retirement from Smash Mouth as a consequence of ongoing well being points; previous to that, he was recognized with cardiomyopathy, a type of coronary heart illness that led to coronary heart failure. He additionally developed Wernicke’s encephalopathy, an acute neurological situation that may have an effect on an individual’s central nervous system.
When he introduced his retirement, Harwell told TMZ that it was an honor to carry out along with his bandmates “all these years and I can not consider anybody else I might have quite gone on this wild journey with.”
As TMZ mentioned in Sunday’s breaking information, after they first discovered of Harwell’s well being points years in the past, they had been additionally knowledgeable of his substance abuse, which they have been instructed had “contributed to his declining state.”
Whereas Smash Mouth haven’t appeared to publicly touch upon this information but, their Instagram feed has been filled with black-and-white photos, primarily of a cassette tape of their debut album, 1997’s Fush Yu Mang; practically each submit options feedback from followers sharing their sympathies with the band.
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Fush Yu Mang options their breakthrough hit, “Walkin’ on the Solar,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Trendy Rock Tracks chart. Their second studio album, 1999’s Astro Lounge, included their largest single, “All Star,” which was nominated for Finest Pop Efficiency by a Duo or Group on the forty second Annual Grammy Awards. “All Star” would later be included on the official soundtrack for Shrek together with Smash Mouth’s cowl of the Monkees‘ “I am a Believer.”
The Loudwire crew sends their deepest condolences to Harwell’s family and friends, your complete Smash Mouth band and crew and to followers in all places.
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