BOISE, Idaho — Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell died Monday at age 56 after entering hospice care at his home, according to multiple outlets.
Band manager Robert Hayes told Rolling Stone that Harwell died at his Boise, ID home "surrounded by family and friends," and "passed peacefully and comfortably."
"Steve’s iconic voice is one of the most recognizable voices from his generation," Hayes told Rolling Stone. "He loved the fans and loved to perform. Steve Harwell was a true American Original. A larger than life character who shot up into the sky like a Roman candle.
"Steve should be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned determination to reach the heights of pop stardom. And the fact that he achieved this near-impossible goal with very limited musical experience makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. His only tools were his irrepressible charm and charisma, his fearlessly reckless ambition, and his king-size cajones. Steve lived a 100 percent full-throttle life. Burning brightly across the universe before burning out."
Smash Mouth produced some of the most iconic music of the early 2000s, including "All Star" and "I'm a Believer," which were featured in the animated film "Shrek." The band or their music popped up in movies such as "Rat Race," "Big Fat Liar," "Clockstoppers," and "Inspector Gadget."
Under Harwell, Smash Mouth sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The band produced seven albums, the last of which came out in 2012.
In honor of Harwell, here are the most unforgettable Smash Mouth tracks that will live on forever.
9. Hang On
8. You Are My Number One
7. Pacific Coast Party
6. Why Can't We Be Friends
5. Can't Get Enough Of You Baby
4. Then The Morning Comes
3. I'm a Believer
2. All Star
1. Walkin' On The Sun
Reporting by Chris McCrory contributed to this article.
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