SMASH Mouth legend Steve Harwell has died at age 56 after receiving hospice care.
The rock ‘n roll star died on Sunday morning at his home in Boise, Idaho, from liver failure, his manager revealed to TMZ.
Harwell’s death comes after he dealt with alcohol abuse for years and battled liver failure.
Robert Hayes, the band’s manager, previously told TMZ that Harwell’s family had been saying their final goodbyes.
He had been receiving treatment at the hospital before being admitted to hospice care.
Harwell’s death comes just years after he appeared to be disorientated during a live gig in Syracuse, New York.
The singer said he was retiring following the moment.
In 2021, he paid tribute to his bandmates, saying: “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.
“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.”
Smash Mouth was behind huge hits in the early 2000s such as All Star and I’m a Believer – a cover of the song made famous by The Monkees.
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All Star was used in the opening of the classic movie Shrek.
Harwell co-founded the band in 1994, and they soared to the Billboard Top 10 twice, once with All Star and again with Walkin’ On the Sun.
Astro Lounge went triple platinum, and the band’s biggest songs were also featured prominently in the first Shrek film.
Harwell also starred in the sixth season of the VH1 reality TV show The Surreal Life in 2006.
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