Smash Mouth Original Lead Singer Steve Harwell Passes Away at 56 

BOISE, Idaho — Steve Harwell, the former lead singer of the rock group Smash Mouth, died

No cause of death was shared, but Harwell had been receiving hospice care over the weekend. 

He died at his home in Boise, Idaho, with family and friends by his side, according Robert Hayes, the manager of Smash Mouth. 

Steve should be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned determination to reach the heights of pop stardom. 

His only tools were his irrepressible charm and charisma, his fearlessly reckless ambition, and his king-size cajones. 

Harwell was a founding member and longtime lead singer of Smash Mouth, best known for its chart-topping singles “All Star” and “I’m a Believer.” 

During Harwell’s career, the band was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group 

Hayes said Harwell “passed peacefully and comfortably.” In a statement to  us, he offered a lengthy tribute to the artist

Hayes concluded his statement. “Good night Heevo Veev. Rest in peace knowing you aimed for the stars, and magically hit your target.”