Steve Harwell, the previous lead singer of Smash Mouth, has died at 56

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Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth seen at KAABOO 2017 on the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in San Diego, Calif. Amy Harris/Amy Harris/Invision/AP cover caption

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- Steve Harwell, the previous lead singer of Smash Mouth, has died at 56

Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth seen at KAABOO 2017 on the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.

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Steve Harwell, the previous lead singer and frontman for the rock band Smash Mouth, has died at his dwelling in Boise, Idaho. He was 56 years outdated.

His loss of life was confirmed by the band’s supervisor, Robert Hayes, who stated the trigger was acute liver failure. He stated Harwell was “surrounded by household and associates and handed peacefully and comfortably.”

Harwell based Smash Mouth in 1994. He and the band, together with Greg Camp on guitar, Paul De Lisle on bass and Kevin Coleman on drums, shot to fame with hits such the 1997’s “Strolling on the Solar” and “All Star” from the 1999 album Astro Lounge. “All Star” appeared within the 2001 animated film Shrek, as did the band’s cowl model of the Monkees’ basic “I am a Believer.”

Hayes stated with Harwell, Smash Mouth bought over 10 million albums worldwide.

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On this Sept. 29, 2008, file photograph, singer Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth performs with the band throughout a rally celebrating the Los Angeles Angels’ American League West Division Championship baseball title in Anaheim, Calif. Matt Sayles/AP cover caption

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- Steve Harwell, the previous lead singer of Smash Mouth, has died at 56

On this Sept. 29, 2008, file photograph, singer Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth performs with the band throughout a rally celebrating the Los Angeles Angels’ American League West Division Championship baseball title in Anaheim, Calif.

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Harwell left Smash Mouth in 2021, shortly after a efficiency in Upstate New York, the place he was slurring his phrases and appear disoriented.

Harwell issued a assertion saying he wanted to work on longstanding bodily and psychological well being points. The singer struggled with alcohol abuse for years. His supervisor, Hayes, stated Harwell lived a “100% full-throttle life.”

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Hayes referred to as Harwell a “true American unique,” and stated he needs to be remembered for his unwavering focus and dedication to achieve the heights of pop stardom. The truth that Harwell did that with restricted musical expertise, he stated, makes his achievements all of the extra outstanding.

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