After battling medical complications for years, Steve Harwell has passed away at the age of 56.
Steve Harwell was a true American Original. A larger than life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle. Steve will be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned determination to reach the heights of pop stardom.
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— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) September 4, 2023
TMZ reported over the weekend, “A manager for the Smash Mouth lead singer tells us Steve has been struggling with alcohol abuse throughout his life — and now, he’s reached the final stage of liver failure … for which he’d, up until recently, been receiving treatment at a hospital.”
Sources close to Steve told TMZ he’d been battling ongoing health issues — stemming from a number of diagnoses he’d received over the years, including cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and Wernicke’s encephalopathy.
Harwell was in hospice care at home surrounded by loved ones when he passed.