Mental As Anything co-founder Andrew 'Greedy' Smith passes away

Lawrence Kim
December 3, 2019

The band's manager, Grant Bartlett, confirmed Smith's death to AAP, saying that he suffered a heart attack while driving his vehicle in Sydney.

They were scheduled to perform in Melbourne on Thursday. The band's debut album featured the tune the nips have become bigger, which charted within the pinnacle 20 in Australia and is still often played - amongst many different metals as anything songs - on radio stations around the united states.

"'Your blood is worth bottling' - the last words said to me during an interview with the one and only Greedy Smith of the Mentals. what a charming, charismatic, and much loved front man. God rest his soul".

Reg Mombassa, Martin Plaza, Wayne De Lisle and Peter O'Doherty were the other founding members, though only Smith was still performing with the live band.

"People often asked him about the amount of shows and he just used to get a grin on his face and tell people it was like being on an endless holiday".

"Today is just a bad day".

Smith was a vocalist, alongside Plaza, and keyboard player.

Global success followed hits at home, with Smith's Live It Up charting in the USA after being included on the Crocodile Dundee soundtrack. Another of Smith's greatest hits, Too Many Times, also made it big overseas.

"At this time our grief and confusion are less than what Andrews circle of relatives must be feeling - our hearts and prayers go out to him".

He is survived by his fiancee Fiona Docker and son Harvey.

Fans also paid their respects, with one person writing: "Beyond sad to hear of the passing of Greedy Smith..."

As the ABC reports, Smith was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Association Hall of Fame a few weeks ago.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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