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Steve Harwell, Singer Of Smash Mouth Dead, Aged 56

Steve Harwell, the former singer of rock band Smash Mouth, has died aged 56.

The band confirmed the news on X, formally Twitter, remembering Harwell as a “larger than life character”.

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“Steve will be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned determination to reach the heights of pop stardom,” the post said.

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

While the cause of death hasn’t been confirmed, US media had earlier reported Harwell had begun receiving hospice care at home, where he was in the final stages of liver failure.

Harwell’s manager, Robert Hayes, told TMZ he was receiving treatment surrounded by his family and friends.

Smash Mouth is most remembered by fans for their 1991 hit “All Star”, which later featured on the movie Shrek. The band also covered The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” for the animated film.

The band was founded in 1994 and enjoyed early success in 1997 with their song, “Walkin’ on the Sun”.

In 2021, Harwell retired as frontman, with it reported he was battling health issues and substance abuse.

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