Mental As Anything was formed in Sydney by Smith, along with Mombassa, Plaza, Wayne "Bird" de Lisle and Peter O'Doherty. Throughout their illustrious career, the band released a slew of singles that have been entrenched in the DNA of Australian music, such as "If You Leave Me Can I Come Too" and "The Nips Are Getting Bigger".
AAP reports Smith suffered a heart attack in his auto while driving in Sydney on Tuesday.
"Apart from being a fantastic entertainer and a gifted songwriter, I think Greedy was the most cheerful and positive person I've ever met". I spoke to him on the cellphone frequently and we would drop around to every other's house now and again. It was a pleasure to know him.More news: Fantagio Rookie Actor Cha Inha Found Dead At Age 27
Even 30 years after their biggest hits, Smith was still touring with the Mentals and last performed in the southern NSW town of Tathra on Saturday night.
"Today is just a awful day".
Smith became additionally a vocalist, alongside plaza, and a keyboard player.
Worldwide success followed hits at home, with Smith's Live It Up charting in the U.S. after being included on the Crocodile Dundee soundtrack. Soundtrack to many a great party over so many years!More news: Samoa measles outbreak: Police urge public to keep to curfew
"Our grief and confusion at this time are little compared to what Andrew's family will be feeling, our hearts and prayers go out to them", they wrote.
Australian musicians ross Wilson (daddy cool, mondo rock) and ed keeper (the saints, giggling clowns) had been amongst those to pay tribute to Smith on social media, in the hours after his death was made public.
That was one of Plaza's songs, but for grieving fans it hit the mark.
Smith is survived by his son Harvey.More news: Iran: death toll from protests crackdown exceeds 200