Steve Harwell, the founder and lead singer of the late 1990s and early 2000s hit band Smash Mouth, has passed away. He was 56.
A Harwell representative tells us The Hollywood reporter The musician passed away peacefully and comfortably at his home in Boise, Idaho, surrounded by his friends and family on Monday. On Sunday the news came that the artist was in hospice due to liver failure.
“Steve’s legacy will live on in music,” the rep says. “Steve’s iconic voice is one of the most recognizable voices of his generation. He loved the fans and loved performing.”
As the lead singer of Smash Mouth, the band sold over 10 million albums worldwide and had multiple hits, including “All Star” and “I’ma Believer,” which became even more popular, but it was used on the charts. Shrek franchise.
Harwell leaves behind his fiancée Annette; sisters Carla, Michelle and Julie; and his brother Mark.
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