drummer Allen Shellenberger has lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 39. The rocker was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor
in May 2008. He was initially treated at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute in Los Angeles, where he underwent radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
After the diagnosis, which prompted Lit to scrap a tour with Kiss
, bandmate Jeremy Popoff stated, "Allen's young and healthy and, if anyone has a chance to beat this, it's him."
Last October, members of fellow California rock acts Red Hot Chili Peppers
, No Doubt
and The Offspring
donated signed merchandise and memorabilia to an auction to help fund Shellenburger's cancer battle.
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