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.

blogs.myspace.com/litlounge

Watch a tribute video to Allen below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujxrE1IReqQ
Tagged: Lit

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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
8967 Comments


RIP bro

FadeToBlack
August 14th 2009
11034 Comments


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

Athom
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2009
17222 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
20527 Comments


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

Digging: Pharmakon - Bestial Burden

XNoMercyX
August 14th 2009
121 Comments


RIP

klap
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2009
10495 Comments


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

Digging: Caribou - Our Love

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
2449 Comments


R.I.P.

TREO5
August 14th 2009
1071 Comments


rip.

R6Rider
August 14th 2009
4680 Comments


R.I.P. bro

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PuddlesPuddles
August 14th 2009
4784 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
35838 Comments


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

FyreNail
August 14th 2009
173 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
751 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
4784 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
10198 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
5376 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
10198 Comments


I spent most of yesterday being sad about this

PuddlesPuddles
August 16th 2009
4784 Comments


Yeah I realise that.


So.



Alright, I guess?

MentalityOfA
August 18th 2009
1213 Comments


39 eh...

Spec
January 2nd 2011
27188 Comments


So sad. Fuck cancer.

Josh D.
January 2nd 2011
13968 Comments


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



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