Steve Harwell, the charismatic frontman of the rock band Smash Mouth, has passed away at the age of 56, according to TMZ, citing his manager.
Harwell, a founding member of Smash Mouth since its inception in 1994, breathed his last on Sunday morning at his residence in Boise, Idaho, succumbing to liver failure.
Sources tell TMZ that he was surrounded by loved ones and peacefully departed this world.
The public had been made aware of Steve’s deteriorating health when TMZ reported that he had entered hospice care, with just days left to live, over the weekend.
The cause of his untimely passing was attributed to the long-standing struggles with alcohol abuse, among other health issues.
Steve Harwell’s vibrant stage presence and the band’s infectious hits, including “All Star,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” and “I’m A Believer,” have left an indelible mark on the world of music.