Longtime ‘Smash Mouth’ Frontman Near Death


Robert Hayes said that Steve Harwell is currently resting at his home and being taken care of by hospice care. His fiancee is also taking care of him. “Steve’s voice is one that people will remember forever. Steve is still with us, but sadly it will only be for a short time. It’s a shame that Steve will be with us for so little time. (Photo by Bob Berg/Getty Images)

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Harwell, 56, retired from Smash Mouth — known for the iconic song “All Star” and a cover of The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” — two years ago after a troubling performance in New York. “Ever since I had been a child, I had dreamed of performing in front sold-out stadiums, and I have been so lucky to live that dream,” Harwell stated in 2021. “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.”[and]Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums, and continues to tour with vocalist Zach Goode.

“Steve’s iconic voice is one of the most recognizable voices from his generation,” the band’s manager said. “His legacy is going to continue through music.”