Steve Harwell Obituary, Death – The main singer for Smash Mouth, Steve Harwell, has passed away. According to his management, the longstanding frontman of the rock band, who was also one of the original founding members going back to 1994, passed unexpectedly early Sunday morning at his home in Boise, Idaho due to liver failure. He had been a member of the band since its inception in 1994. He went away calmly and in the company of his family and friends, who were all there to see him off.
This past weekend, the hospice team told Steve’s family that they only expected him to survive for a few more days. As a result of this, he was getting end-of-life care at home, surrounded by family and friends. After a performance a few years ago in which he was observed slurring his words and behaving erratically while onstage, Steve made the decision to declare that he would be retiring from the performing industry. The news of his passing is extremely upsetting for fans of Smash Mouth.
Due in large part to the success of their album titled “Astro Lounge,” which contained some of their most well-known songs such as “All Star,” his band shot to the forefront of the music industry in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Naturally, their participation in the movie “Shrek” catapulted them to a new level of stardom, as did their rendition of The Monkees’ smash song “I’m a Believer.” Around this period, they had reached enormous proportions. Other well-known songs to which Steve contributed include “Walkin’ On the Sun,” “‘Then the Morning Comes,” “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” “Pacific Coast Party,” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends.”
Steve’s life was marked by struggle for the better part of its duration. Both he and his baby son had been diagnosed with various ailments throughout the years, and he lost his kid to leukemia when he was only six months old. His son had perished. In spite of this, he continued to keep a positive attitude and pursue his passions in music and performance, which resulted in him bringing happiness to a large number of listeners over the course of his career. Steve had just turned 56 years old.