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By BRIAN NIEMIETZ | New York Daily News
Former Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell is dead at 56.
“All Star” singer’s family and friends gathered around him over the weekend while he spent the final days of his battle with liver failure in home hospice. Rolling Stone reported Monday morning Harwell had died.
“Steve lived a 100 percent full-throttle life,” band manager Robert Hayes told Rolling Stone. “Burning brightly across the universe before burning out.”
Hayes noted Harwell left Smash Mouth in 2021, but the band continues to tour. TMZ reported Sunday night that the 56-year-old singer, who battled alcohol abuse, had a short time to live.
Harwell’s health issues over the years reportedly included a neurological disorder and complications from cardiomyopathy that seemingly caused him to be rushed to a Tennessee hospital prior to a 2017 performance in Tennessee.
Hayes reportedly said the raspy-voiced rocker “passed peacefully and comfortably.”
The band’s management hasn’t returned a request for comment.