Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell days away from dying after liver failure - report

Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell has reportedly entered hospice care and is expected to die soon after battling liver failure, according to reports.

TMZ first claimed the 'All Star' singer was on his deathbed and the report was confirmed by one of his representatives to publication Vulture.

Vulture reported the 56-year-old is currently at home and was being cared for by hospice care and his fiancé.

"He is surrounded by family and friends," the representative wrote in a statement to the outlet. 

"My only additional comment is that we would hope that people would respect Steve and his family's privacy during this difficult time."

In October, 2021 Harwell retired from music after his concerning and offensive behaviour in viral footage at the band's last gig. 

A TikTok user shared a video from Smash Mouth's performance at a beer and wine festival in New York in which Harwell appeared heavily intoxicated.

At one point he told the crowd: "I'll kill your whole f**king family, I swear to God" and seemingly performed a Nazi salute multiple times. 

Harwell has been battling a number of health issues including cardiomyopathy, heart failure and Wernicke's encephalopathy, which are said to have been brought on by excessive alcohol use.

Smash Mouth gained a second wave of fame after their songs 'All Star' and 'I'm a Believer' were used in the Shrek movies.