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Lit drummer Allen Shellenberger dead at 39

on August 14, 2009, 12:00pm

Allen Shellenberger, founding member and drummer of the band Lit, lost his battle with brain cancer yesterday. He was 39-years-old. In May of 2008, the California native was diagnosed with a malignant glioma brain tumor and immediately underwent clinical trials, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute.

Shellenberger had been a member of Lit for nearly two decades and had been performing with the band until last fall.

He is survived by his daughter Giovanna Mackey, his mother Connie James, and his father Paul Shellenberge

Hat tip to Justin…

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