(Los Angeles) — Steve Harwell, star of the Grammy Award-nominated pop-rock band Smash Mouth, died Monday at the age of 56.
Group director Robert Hayes said in a statement that Steve Harwell “passed away in peace and comfort” Monday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home in Boise, Idaho. The cause of death was acute liver failure.
Smash Mouth was known for blows like all Stars And when the morning comes.
“Steve Harwell was a larger-than-life character who took to the skies like a Roman candle,” Mr. Hayes said. Steve should be remembered for his unwavering focus and passionate determination to reach the pinnacle of superstardom. »
Born in California in 1967, Steve Harwell played in a rap group called FOS before forming Smash Mouth in 1994.
The group has released two platinum-certified albums on Interscope Records, Fush You Mang In 1997, fueled by ska, the Astro Lounge in 1999. This second album features some of the band’s best songs, including the platinum-certified single. all StarsGrammy-nominated, who appeared in the film a partner besides their cover I am a believer From the Monkees.
Humor was one of the driving forces behind Smash Mouth’s success, with Mr. Harwell’s voice and hilarious personality at the fore. He appeared in the comedy movie in 2001 rat strain And he had a well-documented friendship with chef and Food Network host Guy Fieri.
His manager said, “His greatest assets were his charm, irrepressible charisma, and fearless ambition.”
“Steve lived a 100% full life. He burns brightly across the universe before he burns out. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him,” added Mr. Hines.
Steve Harwell left Smash Mouth in 2021 and the band continued touring with Zach Goode as vocalist. The group then issued a statement claiming that Mr Harwell had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy eight years earlier and had suffered “severe and ongoing medical setbacks including heart failure as well as severe Wernicke’s encephalopathy”.
Mr. Hayes issued a statement on Sunday saying Mr. Harwell was in hospice care.
Steve Harwell will be cremated in Boise and buried in San Jose, California next to his mother.