Crazy Town's Shifty Shellshock shared cryptic final post before his death at 49

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By Asiya Ali

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Shifty Shellshock, the frontman of the band Crazy Town, shared a mysterious post before his death.

According to the Daily Mail, the 49-year-old - whose birth name was Seth Binzer – is reported to have passed away on June 24.

As of the time of writing, no cause of death has been disclosed.

GettyImages-1579710522.jpgShifty Shellshock has passed away. Credit: Jerod Harris / Getty

Crazy Town was formed in 1995 by Shellshock and fellow rapper Bret “Epic” Mazur. Other members included DJ Rick One, Mark White, Adam Bravin, Charles Lopez, and more.

The late musician's band found fame after their 1999 hit song 'Butterfly,' which peaked at Number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two nonconsecutive weeks. 

Before his death, Shellshock shared his final social media post on April 28, which was a picture of someone dressed in a black top and black balaclava.

Check out the post below:

The person is seen looking into the camera and is surrounded by people who are in the same outfit but in white and are all looking away. 

The text at the top of the photo read: "Real is real, fake is everywhere," and Shellshock added the ominous caption under: "To the ones who stay even when I try my hardest to scare the away."

The post has now been inundated with comments from fans expressing their condolences.

"I'll never forget you <3 can't believe you're gone. RIP fly high angel," one user wrote, while another said: "Rest in peace man, I hope you're finally at peace. Thank you for the music and all our chats over the years! I'll miss you man!"

"Rock in Paradise, my friend," one more added.

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Crazy Town broke up in 2003 but got back together four years later and released their third album, The Brimstone Sluggers, in 2015. After Mazur's departure, Shellshock renamed the band to Crazy Town X in 2017.

Throughout his career, the late frontman was open about his struggles with addiction. He appeared on Celebrity Rehab twice and went on its follow-up show, Sober House, two times.

Last March, the 'Revolving Door' singer spoke about how substance abuse affected his career on The Punk Rock MBA.

“I think I was too wild to stick around for a long time,” he said. “I managed to live through a lot of crazy shit, and got to the point where I was like, ‘I’d like to live.’

“That’s a whole new way of life that you have to slowly teach yourself,” he continued. “To do it correctly, you’ve got to do more than just want it. Every day now is just about finding inner peace and taking care of yourself.”

GettyImages-1617196912.jpgShellshock last August. Credit: MEGA / Getty

Shellshock is survived by his son Halo, whom he welcomed with his first wife Melissa Clark. The pair tied the knot in 2002 before divorcing in 2011.

He shares two more sons, Gage and Pheonix, with different mothers.

Our thoughts are with Shellshock's family and friends at this heartbreaking time.

Featured image credit: Jerod Harris / Getty

Crazy Town's Shifty Shellshock shared cryptic final post before his death at 49

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Shifty Shellshock, the frontman of the band Crazy Town, shared a mysterious post before his death.

According to the Daily Mail, the 49-year-old - whose birth name was Seth Binzer – is reported to have passed away on June 24.

As of the time of writing, no cause of death has been disclosed.

GettyImages-1579710522.jpgShifty Shellshock has passed away. Credit: Jerod Harris / Getty

Crazy Town was formed in 1995 by Shellshock and fellow rapper Bret “Epic” Mazur. Other members included DJ Rick One, Mark White, Adam Bravin, Charles Lopez, and more.

The late musician's band found fame after their 1999 hit song 'Butterfly,' which peaked at Number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for two nonconsecutive weeks. 

Before his death, Shellshock shared his final social media post on April 28, which was a picture of someone dressed in a black top and black balaclava.

Check out the post below:

The person is seen looking into the camera and is surrounded by people who are in the same outfit but in white and are all looking away. 

The text at the top of the photo read: "Real is real, fake is everywhere," and Shellshock added the ominous caption under: "To the ones who stay even when I try my hardest to scare the away."

The post has now been inundated with comments from fans expressing their condolences.

"I'll never forget you <3 can't believe you're gone. RIP fly high angel," one user wrote, while another said: "Rest in peace man, I hope you're finally at peace. Thank you for the music and all our chats over the years! I'll miss you man!"

"Rock in Paradise, my friend," one more added.

GettyImages-1212655864.jpgCredit: Medios y Media / Getty

Crazy Town broke up in 2003 but got back together four years later and released their third album, The Brimstone Sluggers, in 2015. After Mazur's departure, Shellshock renamed the band to Crazy Town X in 2017.

Throughout his career, the late frontman was open about his struggles with addiction. He appeared on Celebrity Rehab twice and went on its follow-up show, Sober House, two times.

Last March, the 'Revolving Door' singer spoke about how substance abuse affected his career on The Punk Rock MBA.

“I think I was too wild to stick around for a long time,” he said. “I managed to live through a lot of crazy shit, and got to the point where I was like, ‘I’d like to live.’

“That’s a whole new way of life that you have to slowly teach yourself,” he continued. “To do it correctly, you’ve got to do more than just want it. Every day now is just about finding inner peace and taking care of yourself.”

GettyImages-1617196912.jpgShellshock last August. Credit: MEGA / Getty

Shellshock is survived by his son Halo, whom he welcomed with his first wife Melissa Clark. The pair tied the knot in 2002 before divorcing in 2011.

He shares two more sons, Gage and Pheonix, with different mothers.

Our thoughts are with Shellshock's family and friends at this heartbreaking time.

Featured image credit: Jerod Harris / Getty