Steve Harwell, the ex-lead of the famed rock band Smash Mouth, renowned for their 1999 smash hit All Star and for being on the Shrek soundtrack, died on Monday, September 4, at the age of 56.
Steve Harwell, the American vocalist renowned for his late-90s stardom and as the lead for the beloved rock band Smash Mouth, died on Monday due to liver illness, merely a day after being moved to hospice care. He was 56.
His death at his home in Boise, Idaho, US, was announced and confirmed by the group's manager, Robert Hayes, who attributed it to liver failure.
TMZ was the first to report the news of Harwell being moved to the hospice following liver failure, which was reportedly due to excessive alcohol consumption.
Steve Harwell was a true American Original. A larger than life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle. Steve will be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned determination to reach the heights of pop stardom.— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) September 4, 2023
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Over the years, Smash Mouth has recorded a surprising stream number of a whooping one billion streams on Spotify.
Steve Harwell’s death comes after several days full of acute health complications.