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Seth Binzer, Crazy Town lead singer Shifty Shellshock, dead at 49

Lead singer of Crazy Town, Seth Binzer, known as Shifty Shellshock, dies at 49. His legacy lives on through his music.

The music industry has lost a true talent with the passing of Seth Binzer, also known as Shifty Shellshock, at the age of 49. His publicist, Kelly Springer, described him as a courageous fighter with an abundance of talent, light, compassion, love, and grace. Binzer's magnetic soul will be deeply missed by many, and his contributions to the music industry will always be remembered and cherished.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's online records show that Binzer passed away in Los Angeles on Monday, with the cause of death listed as "deferred" pending further investigation. As the lead singer of Crazy Town, Binzer was best known for the band's hit track 'Butterfly', which gained immense popularity in the early 2000s and spent two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Binzer co-founded Crazy Town with Bret Mazur in the mid-1990s, and the band achieved success with their debut album 'The Gift of the Game', selling over six million copies. Despite parting ways after the release of their second studio album 'Darkhorse', Binzer continued to work in the music industry as a songwriter, producer, and sound mixer for various bands.

Throughout his career, Binzer was open about his struggles with substance abuse, seeking help through appearances on reality shows like Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Sober House. Despite his challenges, he remained grateful for the support of those around him and found solace in making music, which he described as therapeutic.

In one of his final Instagram posts, Binzer expressed gratitude for his sobriety and emphasized the importance of self-love. His legacy lives on through his music, including a recent remix of 'Butterfly' in collaboration with Black Oxygen and an EP released under the band name Crazy Town X. Seth Binzer's impact on the music industry and his journey towards self-acceptance will always be remembered by fans and colleagues alike.

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