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Crazy Town Frontman Shifty Shellshock Has Passed Away Aged 49

Crazy Town frontman Shifty Shellshock has sadly passed away at the age of 49. The singer was found dead at his home on Monday, 24th June. As Consequence Of Sound reports, his cause of death has since been ruled an accidental drug overdose.

“Seth has been struggling with substance abuse problems for quite some time,” Shellshock’s representative, Howie Hubberman, said in a press statement. “Seth was not happy with the daily struggle that’s called life. Some people cope in many different ways. It’s unfortunate we lose so many people to addiction and accessibility to harmful drugs. Shifty was a real-life tragedy. Too fast, too hard, too soon.”

Crazy Town – ‘Butterfly’

Shellshock, whose birth name was Seth Binzer, co-founded Crazy Town with Bret Hadley “Epic” Mazur in 1995. The rap/rock group is best known for their 2000 single ‘Butterfly’, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Crazy Town’s debut album, The Gift of the Game, was certified platinum, largely due to the success of ‘Butterfly’. However, their second album, Darkhorse, released in 2002, did not achieve the same commercial success, leading to the band’s break-up in 2003. They re-formed in 2007 and released another album, The Brimstone Sluggers, in 2015.

More recently, Shellshock made headlines last year when he got into in a bloody fistfight with his bandmate Bobby Reeves after a show in South Carolina. He was arrested a few days later for DUI.

Prior to his tragic death, Shellshock had been open about his issues with addiction, appearing on the reality TV series Celebrity Rehab and Sober House.

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