Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell has died aged 56.
The rock star handed away “peacefully and comfortably” on Monday morning – surrounded by his family and friends at his residence in Boise, Idaho, his agent confirmed to Sky Information.
Harwell had not too long ago been receiving hospice look after liver failure and had additionally suffered from coronary heart and neurological circumstances lately.
His supervisor Robert Hayes instructed Sky Information the singer was “a real American Unique” – calling him “a larger-than-life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle”.
An announcement added: “Steve has been retired from Smash Mouth for 2 years now, and the band continues to tour with new vocalist Zach Goode. That stated, Steve’s legacy will stay on by the music.
“With Steve, Smash Mouth has bought over 10 million albums worldwide and topped the charts with two No 1 hit singles, 5 Prime 40 singles, three Sizzling 100 singles, 4 Billboard 200 albums and a Grammy nomination – to not point out the lots of of movie and tv placements, and naturally these musical options in Shrek!
“Steve’s iconic voice is among the most recognisable voices from his era. He cherished the followers and cherished to carry out.”
Mr Hayes added: “Steve must be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned dedication to succeed in the heights of pop stardom. And the truth that he achieved this near-impossible aim with very restricted musical expertise makes his accomplishments all of the extra outstanding.
“His solely instruments had been his irrepressible attraction and charisma, his fearlessly reckless ambition, and his king-size cojones. Steve lived a 100% full-throttle life. Burning brightly throughout the universe earlier than burning out.
“Good night time Heevo Veev. Relaxation in peace figuring out you aimed for the celebs, and magically hit your goal.”
The band had hits throughout the late 90s and early 2000s, with their songs All Star and their cowl of The Monkees I am A Believer bookending the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek – bringing them to a complete new viewers.
Additionally they appeared in cult noughties film Rat Race, performing their observe All Star on the movie’s conclusion.