Shifty Shellshock, lead singer of Crazy Town, passes away at 49

The musician was best known for the 2001 single Butterfly, which was a US number one hit, and reached number three in the UK.

Born Seth Binzer, he founded Crazy Town in 1995, and later enjoyed  success with DJ Paul Oakenfold on the club track Starry Eyed Surprise.

However, he struggled with addiction throughout his life, addressing his  condition on reality shows such as Celebrity Rehab and its follow-up,  Sober House.

He was found dead at his home in Los Angeles on Monday 24 June. A cause of death has not yet been disclosed

Born in 1974, Binzer grew up around the music business.

His father Rollin Binzer directed the 1973 concert film Ladies And Gentlemen  while his mother, Leslie Brooks, was a model.

He was inspired to make rap music after discovering the Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill album

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