Steve Harwell Biography
Steven Scott Harwell was an American singer-songwriter. Harwell was the lead singer and frontman for the rock band Smash Mouth from its inception in 1994 until his retirement in 2021.
Before his retirement, he and bassist Paul De Lisle were the only two permanent members of the band.
Greg Camp co-founded Smash Mouth with Harwell, Kevin Coleman, and Paul De Lisle. Harwell was once a rapper with F.O.S. Their first hit was “Walkin’ on the Sun” in 1997.
Harwell appeared in the sixth season of the VH1 reality show The Surreal Life in 2006. He has been on several television and radio shows, as well as in the 2001 film Rat Race. His most famous tune was “All-Star.”
Harwell also sang two songs for the 2013 South Korean-Chinese animated film Pororo, The Racing Adventure, “Beside Myself” and “Everything Just Crazy.”
On August 27, 2016, Harwell collapsed on stage while performing with Smash Mouth in Urbana, Illinois, and was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. The band finished the show without him, with De Lisle on vocals.
The band performed at a beer and wine event at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York, in October 2021, where Harwell seemed to be inebriated, threatening audience members and giving what appeared to be a Nazi salute. Harwell announced his retirement after the performance due to chronic health difficulties.
Steve Harwell Age: How old is Steve Harwell?
He was born on January 9, 1967, in Santa Clara, California, U.S., and died on September 4, 2023 (aged 56) in Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Steve Harwell Height and Weight
In terms of height, he was 6’0″ ft with a weight of 94 kg.
Steve Harwell Wife
He had an ex-wife named Michelle Laroque. Prior to his passing, he was engaged to his fiancée, Annette.
Steve Harwell Children
Harwell had a six-month-old son named Presley who died in July 2001 from acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Steve Harwell Parents
We do not have information about his parents at the moment.
Steve Harwell’s Siblings
Steve had four siblings named, Carla, Michelle, Julie, and Mark.
Steve Harwell’s Net Worth
Per reports, he had a net worth of $2.5 million.
Steve Harwell’s Cause of Death
After years of drinking, Harwell was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and Wernicke encephalopathy, both of which can induce heart failure and impair motor abilities such as speech and memory.
Harwell’s representative reported on September 3, 2023, that he was in hospice care with end-stage chronic liver failure and had “few days to live.” Harwell died the next day at the age of 56 at his home in Boise, Idaho.
Steve Harwell Instagram
We are yet to confirm his actual Instagram account.