Steve Harwell The Lead Singer Of Smash Mouth Dead At Age 56

Steve Harwell, the lead singer of the group Smash Mouth, died this morning.

His death was confirmed by his manager. the musician, best known for his smash hit “All Star” and “I’m a Believer,” died at his home in Boise, ID “surrounded by family and friends,” Roger Hayes said.

Hayes said Harwell “passed peacefully and comfortably.” He had been in hospice care.

The band posted a tribute to Harwell on X that read: “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. Rest in peace knowing you aimed for the stars, and magically hit your target. Rest easy,”

The song “All Star” is one of the most-streamed rock songs of all time and appeared frequently at sporting events, movies, tv shows, commercials and also in DreamWorks Animation‘s 2001 film Shrek.