Lit Drummer Dies Of Brain Cancer
2009-08-14 by Adam Thomas STAFF | 39 Comments

Allen Shellenberger, drummer for California pop-rock band Lit, has succumbed to brain cancer.

Shellenberger's bandmates, Kevin Baldes, Jeremy and A.J. Popoff, released the following statement: "To know Al was to know laughter. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Words cannot begin to express how much he will be missed. This was our brother and not a day will go by that we won't think about him. Right now we're trying to find the balance of mourning his loss and celebrating his life.

"Allen has experienced more in his 39 years than most people dream of in ten lifetimes. This is a tremendous loss for us, our fans, and also for Allen's family who took such good care of him during his battle with cancer."


Schellenberger was diagnosed with a malignant glioma brain tumor in May of 2008. He is survived by his daughter Giovanna Mackey, his mother Connie James, and his father Paul Shellenberger.

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Watch a tribute video to Allen below:

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GibTG
August 14th 2009

279 Comments


R.I.P.

That is way too young to go.

CommandoBrando
August 14th 2009

17 Comments


Man, I can't imagine what his family is going through. He had a full life ahead of him

cvlts
August 14th 2009

8954 Comments


RIP bro

FadeToBlack
August 14th 2009

10914 Comments


never heard of the band, but R.I.P.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2009

17204 Comments


They had that radio-hit "My Own Worst Enemy" back in '99.

Jake806
August 14th 2009

13 Comments


The band also had a song "Over My Head" on the soundtrack for the animated movie Titan A.E. I loved that song and I would play that part in the movie over and over again to hear it because I didn't have a cd or anything else to listen to it on.

Bleekill
August 14th 2009

832 Comments


Yeah I remember that from my middle schooldays. Not a fan of their music but this sucks. Fucking cancer.

Bleekill
August 14th 2009

832 Comments


I remember that from Titan A.E. also. I loved that movie back then.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
August 14th 2009

2887 Comments


damn bad news

SeaAnemone
August 14th 2009

20012 Comments


so this isn't like Thom's death is it?

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XNoMercyX
August 14th 2009

121 Comments


RIP

klap
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2009

10325 Comments


will dedicate future performances of "My Own Worst Enemy" on Rock Band to this guy. RIP

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Titan50
August 14th 2009

4588 Comments


goddamn, that sucks, RIP

o/t: didn't they have a song on Guitar Hero

NebSnurb
August 14th 2009

535 Comments


I always hated the song they had on the radio.

PanasonicYouth
August 14th 2009

7411 Comments


wasn't exactly a fan, but my own worst enemy was good.
rest in peace.
way too young to go

Greggers
August 14th 2009

2375 Comments


Never heard of them but R.I.P

Lambda
August 14th 2009

2417 Comments


R.I.P.

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TREO5
August 14th 2009

1068 Comments


rip.

R6Rider
August 14th 2009

4576 Comments


R.I.P. bro

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PuddlesPuddles
August 14th 2009

4772 Comments


wtf 39

He was a good drummer
R.I.P.

Bleak
August 14th 2009

258 Comments


Please tell me whyyyyy

RIP

scyther
August 14th 2009

1606 Comments


Damn this sucks.

JacobsLadder
August 14th 2009

554 Comments


Sucks man RIP

Tulannical
August 14th 2009

2051 Comments


your own worst enemy was a good song. wow R.I.P.

Hawks
August 14th 2009

35623 Comments


I saw some shit about this guy having cancer a while back. This really sucks. RIP

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FyreNail
August 14th 2009

171 Comments


R.I.P.

Too young to die

Coggyswell
August 15th 2009

112 Comments


I've never listened to this band, but I know what its like to have to deal with brain cancer. My dad has been fighting it for twelve years and was given two weeks to two months a month ago. Its a terrible thing.



RIP

zuzek
August 15th 2009

750 Comments


RIP. Used to listen a lot to these guys back when I was a lot younger.

Benzum, rethink how you interpret that. Not gonna be able to explain it to you if you don't understand anyway.

PuddlesPuddles
August 15th 2009

4772 Comments


Well I mean yeah, people get shot in the head in a babyseat when they're not even 2.

But that doesn't take the tragedy out of this case. Any age is too young if you have the least bit to offer

Knott-
Emeritus
August 15th 2009

10195 Comments


You're only kidding yourself if you think that life owes you a specific amount of years.

Different mindsets, dude. I agree with you entirely, but some people apparently think death should be more selective and algorithm-based.

combustion07
August 15th 2009

5343 Comments


RIP regardless, cancer is one bad disease :/

The Sludge
August 15th 2009

2169 Comments


I love both A Place In The Sun, and Atomic. Great pop-rock band.

This is horrible news. RIP

AppliedScience
August 15th 2009

13 Comments


A Place in the Sun was definitely a staple in my middle school collection. This is sad news.



CreamCrazy
August 15th 2009

724 Comments


R.I.P.

Knott-
Emeritus
August 16th 2009

10195 Comments


I spent most of yesterday being sad about this

PuddlesPuddles
August 16th 2009

4772 Comments


Yeah I realise that.


So.



Alright, I guess?

MentalityOfA
August 18th 2009

1213 Comments


39 eh...

Spec
January 2nd 2011

27136 Comments


So sad. Fuck cancer.

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Josh D.
January 2nd 2011

13967 Comments


Missed this somehow. Too bad, band brings the nostalgia.



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