This is sad news!!
News just broke that Steve Harwell from the band Smash Mouth, has died. He was 56 years old.
The news came just 1 day after the band’s representative announced he had entered hospice.
Steve was in the final stages of liver failure after receiving treatment in a hospital and was back home with “only a week or so to live”.
“We hope that people respect Steve and his family’s privacy during this difficult time,”Smash Mouth Representative
Steve Harwell was previously hospitalized in August 2016 after collapsing mid-concert in Urbana, Ill.
In 2017, Smash Mouth postponed several performances while Steve was undergoing treatment for heart problems.
In 2021, Steve officially retired from the band due to health complications following his strange behavior during his performance in New York the same year.
“Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a Rockstar performing in front of sold-out arenas and have been so fortunate to live out that dream,” the singer said in a statement. “To my bandmates, it’s been an honor performing with you all these years and I can’t think of anyone else I would have rather gone on this wild journey with.”
“To our loyal and amazing fans, thank you, all of this was possible because of you. I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues, and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn’t able to.”Steve Harwell
The band’s manager Robert Hayes confirmed his death today in a statement to Rolling Stone saying Steven Harwell died at his home in Boise, ID “surrounded by family and friends.” He added that the musician “passed peacefully and comfortably.”
“Steve has been retired from Smash Mouth for two years now, and the band continues to tour with new vocalist Zach Goode,” Hayes said. “That said, Steve’s legacy will live on through the music. With Steve, Smash Mouth has sold over 10 Million albums worldwide-wide and topped the charts with two #1 hit singles, five Top 40 singles, three Hot 100 singles, four Billboard 200 albums and a Grammy nomination not to mention the hundreds of film and television placements and of course those musical features in Shrek.”Robert Hayes
Truly a sad time and we send our condolences to those close to him.