The founding member and leader singer of the rock band Smash Mouth, Steve Harwell, died at the age of 56 on Monday, according to his manager.
Harwell had been receiving hospice care over the weekend, CNN reported.
His manager said that the “All star” singer died at his home in Boise, Idaho, with family and friends by his side.
“Steve Harwell was a true American Original,” Hayes told the cable news network.
“Steve should be remembered for his unwavering focus and impassioned determination to reach the heights of pop stardom.”
According to the Guardian, Harwell suffered tragedy at the height of the band’s fame in 2001, when his son Presley died from leukemia aged six months, and he postponed the release of their third, self-titled album.
Harwell had been dealing with multiple health conditions.
“I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues and to play in front of you one last time,” Harwell wrote in a statement in 2021, “but I just wasn’t able to.”
Harwell was the founding member and longtime lead singer of the band, which had chart-topping singles “All-Star” and its remake of the song “I’m a Believer.”
The band was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for “All-Star.”