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Manager of Smash Mouth, hit “All Star”, says singer Steve Harwell is in palliative care

Steve Harwell the former lead singer of rock group Smash Mouth, 56, is receiving palliative care at his home, the band’s manager said on Sunday (3).

“While Steve is still here with us, unfortunately it will only be for a short time,” said the manager. Robert Hayes in a statement to CNN .

“We hope that people will respect Steve and his family’s privacy during this difficult time,” he added.

No further details were provided about Harwell’s medical condition.

Harwell was a founding member and longtime lead singer of Smash Mouth, best known for their singles “All Star” , “I’m a Believer” , “Walkin’ on the Sun” It is “Why Can’t We Be Friends” .

“Steve’s iconic voice is one of the most recognizable voices of his generation. Steve loved the fans and loved performing,” said Hayes.

During Harwell’s career, the band was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo or Group Performance for “All Star”, a song that later achieved cult status after its appearance on the soundtrack “Shrek” from 2001.

Harwell himself went to great lengths to increase the band’s early fame – personally taking the album “Astro Lounge” to radio stations across the country for airplay.

“We never do anything traditional,” Harwell said in 1999. “We never go through the front door. It’s always through the back door, or an open window or something, to play our songs.”

Since Harwell left the band in 2021, the group has continued to perform with new vocalist Zach Goode .

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Source: CNN Brasil

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