Lit Drummer Allen Shellenberger Succumbs to Brain Tumor at 39
August 17, 2009 at 8:20 AM (PT)
According to punk band LIT's MYSPACE page, the band's drummer, ALLEN SHELLENBERGER, who was 39, lost his battle with brain cancer on AUGUST 13th.
Shellenberger was first diagnosed with a malignant glioma brain tumor back in the SPRING of 2008 and immediately underwent clinical trials, chemotherapy and radiation treatments at the CEDARS-SINAI MAXINE DUNITZ Neurosurgical Institute in LOS ANGELES.
"To know AL was to know laughter," the band said in a statement. "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."