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Seth Binzer Crazy Town lead singer Shifty Shellshock dies at 49

Crazy Town frontman Seth Binzer, known for hit song "Butterfly," struggled with substance abuse but worked towards sobriety before his passing.

Crazy Town, a band that gained fame with their debut album "The Gift of Game" in 1999, saw success with their hit song "Butterfly" which reached the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for two weeks. The band's lead singer, Seth Binzer, was open about his struggles with substance abuse and appeared on reality TV shows like "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" and "Sober House."

Born on August 23, 1974, in Los Angeles, Seth Binzer grew up in a creative environment with parents involved in the arts. Despite his creative nature, he had a rebellious streak that led to trouble in his youth. After forming Crazy Town with Bret Mazur in 1995, the band went through various lineup changes before ultimately disbanding in 2003.

Seth Binzer's life took a tumultuous turn as he dropped out of high school to pursue music, eventually getting involved in drug dealing and gangs. Despite his struggles, he managed to find success with Crazy Town's music, with "Butterfly" making its way into films and being reimagined for different projects.

In 2002, Seth married Melissa Clark and had a son named Halo, but the marriage ended in divorce. He later had two more sons, Gage and Phoenix. Along with his parents and children, Seth is survived by his sisters Aubrey and Mieke Dumont.

In a podcast interview in 2020, Seth Binzer shared his journey to sobriety and his hopes for a comeback in the music industry. His story serves as a reminder of the highs and lows of fame and the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity.

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