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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May 19, 2011 at 12:18 am

I feel really bad to hear that allen died. i havent really been following Lit for quite awhile and and years go by so fast these days u somtimes never hear of things until way later. Anyway just wanted to say Allen was a great drummer and a place in the sun is still one of my favorite cds of all time. he will surely be missed. Rest in peace bro 


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