Steve Harwell, the iconic frontman of Smash Mouth, has passed away at the age of 56. He was moved to hospice care due to liver complications and had “only a week or so to live,” according to his manager, Robert Hayes.
Smash Mouth, known for hits like ‘All Star,’ made a significant impact on the rock music scene. ‘All Star’ became a chart-topper in 1999 and gained renewed popularity in movies like Shrek and Rat Race.
Despite his health challenges and retirement from the music industry in 2001, Harwell’s legacy endures. He battled cardiomyopathy and alcoholism, but his music continued to resonate with fans. Smash Mouth sold over 10 million albums worldwide and received a Grammy nomination.
As friends and fans mourn his loss, Steve Harwell’s unforgettable voice and contributions to music and pop culture will forever be celebrated.