The lead singer of the band Smash Mouth, Steve Harwell, died on Monday at his home in Boise, Idaho, according to his band’s manager, Robert Hayes. Harwell was 56.
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Smash Mouth was known for its hit song “All Star,” and the lead singer retired from the band two years ago.
Hayes shared with NBC News that Harwell passed peacefully at his home while surrounded by friends and family. “Steve Harwell was a true American Original,” Hayes said. “A larger than life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle.”
Hayes shared over the weekend in a statement with CNN that the singer had been put into hospice care and was being looked after by family.
“Although Steve is here with us still, sadly it will only be for a short time,” Hayes shared at the time. “We would hope that people would respect Steve and his family’s privacy during this difficult time,” Hayes said.