Steve Harwell, the retired lead singer of rock band Smash Mouth, is receiving hospice care following a prolonged well being battle.
The 56-year-old is “resting at residence” and “being cared for by his fiancé and hospice care,” his rep, Robert Hayes, informed E! Information in an announcement Sept. 3. “Though Steve is right here with us nonetheless, sadly it can solely be for a short while. We might hope that individuals would respect Steve and his household’s privateness throughout this troublesome time.”
Entertainment Weekly quoted a rep for the band as saying Steve is again residence with “solely per week or so to reside,” including that for the previous three days, his family members have gathered to be with him.
Harwell co-founded Smash Mouth in 1994 and the group rose to worldwide fame with hits comparable to “All Star,” “Walkin’ on the Solar” and a canopy of The Monkees‘ “I am a Believer,” which is featured within the 2001 animated movie Shrek.
“Steve’s iconic voice is without doubt one of the most recognizable voices from his technology,” his rep informed E! Information. “Steve cherished the followers and cherished to carry out.”