Smash Mouth‘s founding lead vocalist Steve Harwell has died at age 56. Rolling Stone reports:
Steve Harwell, who cofounded the band Smash Mouth in 1994, has died at the age of 56, band manager Robert Hayes confirmed. In a statement to Rolling Stone, Hayes said Harwell died at his home in Boise, ID “surrounded by family and friends.” He added that the musician “passed peacefully and comfortably.”
“Steve has been retired from Smash Mouth for two years now, and the band continues to tour with new vocalist Zach Goode,” Hayes said. “That said, Steve’s legacy will live on through the music.”
No cause of death has been officially reported, though TMZ reported that Steve had been receiving hospice care for liver failure after years of struggling with alcohol abuse.
Rest in peace, Steve.