Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Mental As Anything founding member and songwriter Andrew “Greedy” Smith, who died after suffering a heart attack in his car.
Andrew McArthur Smith, known professionally as Greedy Smith, was an Australian vocalist, keyboardist, harmonicist and songwriter with Australian pop/new wave band Mental As Anything. Smith wrote many of their hit songs including “Live it Up” which peaked at No. 2 on the Australian singles chart
Band manager Grant Bartlett on Tuesday confirmed to AAP that Smith had suffered a heart attack while driving in Sydney. An ambulance arrived promptly to provide treatment but he later died at the age of 63.
Sad news that Greedy Smith from Mental as Anything has passed away pic.twitter.com/r7OBX39waE
— Tim Callanan (@MrTimCallanan) December 2, 2019
RIP Greedy Smith, glad I got to have a dance at Meredith 2018. Mental As Anything will go down as a great fun band. pic.twitter.com/W4MqHzCIg5
— adrianb 🐯 🏆 (@adrianb67) December 3, 2019
Cause of Death.
Andrew “Greedy” Smith died after suffering heart attack in his car.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
I’m absolutely devastated to announce that our friend Andrew ‘Greedy’ Smith of Mental As Anything passed away last night from a heart attack. R.I.P. my friend https://t.co/1NolC6V7IA pic.twitter.com/zMhnqXXzva
— Noise11.com (@Noise11Tweets) December 2, 2019
Really sad news about the passing of “Greedy” Smith. Anyone of my vintage grew up with the Mentals as an obligatory background to their adolescence. They were one of the “funnest” bands this country ever produced. RIP. https://t.co/46F5k3BLI2 via @YouTube
— Rohan Connolly (@rohan_connolly) December 3, 2019
Im sorry to tell you greedy smith had a heart attack and died last night . Greedy always the perfect gentleman and bloody great laugh. I will miss you pal RIP 😞💐
— John Swan OAM (@swanee01) December 3, 2019
— From The Archives (@AgeSMH_Archives) December 3, 2019
Another top bloke gone, just learned of Greedy Smith’s passing from the band mental as anything,
Such a character who always pulled up and yarned at the airport , always! Love to his family , I’m not liking this week. #musicicon pic.twitter.com/eTW36wwdu8
— Troy Cassar-Daley (@troycassardaley) December 3, 2019
We are extremely sad to hear about the passing of Andrew “Greedy” Smith. As a member of Mental As Anything @mentalsofficial, he was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2009. He was a huge character, with a big smile and boundless energy. That energy will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/T3rjEaXeAV
— ARIA (@ARIA_Official) December 3, 2019