On Monday, Mental As Anything’s founding member Andrew “Greedy” Smith passed away after suffering a heart attack in his car. He was 63.
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.
Mr Bartlett, who has managed the Australian pop-rock band for 16 years, said Smith’s fatal heart problem came as a surprise.
On December 9th, family and friends are invited to come and celebrate the incredible life of this Australian legend.
“Family and friends are respectively invited to attend the funeral service for the much loved Andrew Greedy Smith,” a spokesperson for Mental As Anything wrote on their Facebook page.
“Guests are welcome to wear their brightest and loudest to farewell our colourful friend.”
The funeral, which will take place at 2:30pm at Camelia Pavilion, Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium, will also be streamed online for those unable to attend (PIN: 6056).
Mental As Anything was formed in Sydney in August 1977 by Smith, along with Reg Mombassa, Martin Plaza, Wayne “Bird” Delisle and Peter O’Doherty. Smith was also a vocalist, alongside Plaza, and keyboard player.
He is survived by his fiancee Fiona Docker and son Harvey.
Rest In Peace, Greedy.