Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell dead at 56

September 5, 2023

The music world lost several music legends this week.

According to Fox News, one of those losses included Steve Harwell, who died at 56 after a brutal battle with liver failure.

Harwell made headlines just prior to his death after it was reported that he was on hospice care and only had a short amount of time to live, shocking friends and fans around the world.

A former rep for Harwell announced the singer's death on social media, paying tribute to his impact on the music world.

"Steve Harwell was a true American Original," the rep's statement read.

"A larger than life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle. Steve should be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned determination to reach the heights of pop stardom. And the fact that he achieved this near-impossible goal with very limited musical experience makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable."

"Rest in peace knowing you aimed for the stars, and magically hit your target. Rest easy."

The rep added, "His only tools were his irrepressible charm and charisma, his fearlessly reckless ambition, and his king-size cajones. Steve lived a 100% full-throttle life. Burning brightly across the universe before burning out. Good night Heevo Veev. Rest in peace knowing you aimed for the stars, and magically hit your target."

Given Harwell's popularity, tributes poured in across social media in the wake of the news of his death.

"Steve has been retired from Smash Mouth for 2 years now, and the band continues to tour with new vocalist Zach Goode," his manager told Fox. "That said, Steve's legacy will live on through the music."

His hit song, "All Star," was nominated for a Grammy, and was one of the most popular songs of 1999.

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