Crazy Town star Shifty Shellshock's family breaks their silence after his death at 49

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By Kim Novak

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The family of Crazy Town star Shifty Shellshock has spoken out after the singer's death at the age of 49.

GettyImages-1579710523 (1).jpgShifty Shellshock died aged 49. Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Rockefellas Studio

The singer, whose birth name was Seth Binzer died in his home in Los Angeles on June 24.

Binzer was best known for his role in the band Crazy Town, whose biggest hits included 'Butterfly' and 'Revolving Door'.

While the official cause of death is yet to be confirmed, the band's manager claimed that the star had died from an accidental overdose.

Now, Binzer's family has spoken out, sharing an emotional statement after his sudden death.

They told The Sun: "To Seth, the world was art — he loved every part of it, from music and fashion to graffiti, skateboarding and his hometown of Los Angeles.

"He loved his three boys more than anything, and his dedication to his music and fans never wavered."

GettyImages-111242561.jpgBinzer had been open about his struggles with drugs. Credit: Chris Weeks/WireImage/Getty Images

They acknowledged that Binzer had "struggled with addiction throughout his life", adding that it was "particularly challenging" to deal with those issues "on a very public platform".

“God knows he tried so hard to beat his demons but sadly he lost his battle," the statement continued.

“Our hearts are shattered by his loss. Seth's larger-than-life presence touched so many.

"Seth was a troubled soul but he was a beautiful one and he had a heart of gold."

The statement concluded by saying that Binzer would "live on through his three sons", Halo, Gage, and Phoenix, who were the star's "proudest accomplishments".


Crazy Town's manager Howie Hubberman had shared a statement claiming the singer died of an accidental drug overdose.

He told People: "Seth Binzer, after struggling with addiction and Crazy Town’s rapid success with ‘Butterfly,’ never was able to reach out on a more successful level to deal with his addictions.

"We all tried, but ultimately we all failed, or Shifty would still be here."

Binzer had been open about his struggles with addiction and had appeared on Seasons 1 and 2 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to deal with his addiction to cocaine and stimulants.

He also appeared on both seasons of its follow-up show, Sober House, in 2009 and 2010.

GettyImages-173128726.jpgThe singer's family shared a statement after his death. Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

Speaking about how his addiction affected his career, Binzer explained on The Punk Rock MBA podcast in March 2023: "I think I was too wild to stick around for a long time.

"I managed to live through a lot of crazy s**t, and got to the point where I was like, ‘I’d like to live.’

"That’s a whole new way of live that you have to slowly teach yourself. To do it correctly, you’ve got to do more than just want it. Everyday now is just about finding inner peace and taking care of yourself."

Our thoughts remain with Binzer's family, friends, and fans at this difficult time.

Featured image credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

Crazy Town star Shifty Shellshock's family breaks their silence after his death at 49

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By Kim Novak

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The family of Crazy Town star Shifty Shellshock has spoken out after the singer's death at the age of 49.

GettyImages-1579710523 (1).jpgShifty Shellshock died aged 49. Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Rockefellas Studio

The singer, whose birth name was Seth Binzer died in his home in Los Angeles on June 24.

Binzer was best known for his role in the band Crazy Town, whose biggest hits included 'Butterfly' and 'Revolving Door'.

While the official cause of death is yet to be confirmed, the band's manager claimed that the star had died from an accidental overdose.

Now, Binzer's family has spoken out, sharing an emotional statement after his sudden death.

They told The Sun: "To Seth, the world was art — he loved every part of it, from music and fashion to graffiti, skateboarding and his hometown of Los Angeles.

"He loved his three boys more than anything, and his dedication to his music and fans never wavered."

GettyImages-111242561.jpgBinzer had been open about his struggles with drugs. Credit: Chris Weeks/WireImage/Getty Images

They acknowledged that Binzer had "struggled with addiction throughout his life", adding that it was "particularly challenging" to deal with those issues "on a very public platform".

“God knows he tried so hard to beat his demons but sadly he lost his battle," the statement continued.

“Our hearts are shattered by his loss. Seth's larger-than-life presence touched so many.

"Seth was a troubled soul but he was a beautiful one and he had a heart of gold."

The statement concluded by saying that Binzer would "live on through his three sons", Halo, Gage, and Phoenix, who were the star's "proudest accomplishments".


Crazy Town's manager Howie Hubberman had shared a statement claiming the singer died of an accidental drug overdose.

He told People: "Seth Binzer, after struggling with addiction and Crazy Town’s rapid success with ‘Butterfly,’ never was able to reach out on a more successful level to deal with his addictions.

"We all tried, but ultimately we all failed, or Shifty would still be here."

Binzer had been open about his struggles with addiction and had appeared on Seasons 1 and 2 of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to deal with his addiction to cocaine and stimulants.

He also appeared on both seasons of its follow-up show, Sober House, in 2009 and 2010.

GettyImages-173128726.jpgThe singer's family shared a statement after his death. Credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

Speaking about how his addiction affected his career, Binzer explained on The Punk Rock MBA podcast in March 2023: "I think I was too wild to stick around for a long time.

"I managed to live through a lot of crazy s**t, and got to the point where I was like, ‘I’d like to live.’

"That’s a whole new way of live that you have to slowly teach yourself. To do it correctly, you’ve got to do more than just want it. Everyday now is just about finding inner peace and taking care of yourself."

Our thoughts remain with Binzer's family, friends, and fans at this difficult time.

Featured image credit: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images